# Alan Turing

### By Abigail .T.

## Early Life and Education

Alan Turing's father was part of the Indian Civil Service and his parents lived in India until his father retired in 1926. He studied mathematics in Cambridge University where he developed the proof that shows automatic computation cannot solve all mathematical problems. This concept, which is known as Turing Machine, is considered the basis of modern technology.

In 1936, Turing went to Princeton University in America and then returned to England in 1938.

## His Work During The War

## The Enigma Machine

## The Bombe

## After The War

After the war, Alan Turing turned his thoughts to the development of a machine that would logically process information - the basics of a computer. At first, he worked for the National Park Laboratory but his colleagues there dismissed his ideas and therefore missed out on being the first lab to design a digital computer.

In 1949, he went to Manchester University where he developed a body of work that helped to form the basis of artificial intelligence.