alan turing

alan turing

this man dreamt of decodeing german code mesages .

code braker.

In 1936, at the University of Cambridge, the young mathematician Alan Turing dreamed up the fundamental principle of the modern computer – the idea of controlling the computer's operations by means of a program of coded instructions stored in memory. This abstract idea was not turned into a reality until after Turing's vital contribution to the Allied victory in World War II. Some months before the start of war Turing turned to the problem of breaking Enigma. The German Navy had adopted Enigma in 1926, followed by the German Army in 1928 and the German Air Force in 1935. The plugboard visible in the photograph of the Enigma machine (at the front, below the keyboard) was added in 1930 to enhance security; it provided an astronomical increase in complexity.

facts about aland turing.

Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS ( /ˈtjʊərɪŋ/ TEWR-ing; 23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954), was a British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, giving a formalisation of the concepts of "algorithm" and "computation" with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of computer science.

Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS ( /ˈtjʊərɪŋ/ TEWR-ing; 23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954), was a British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, giving a formalisation of the concepts of "algorithm" and "computation" with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence. During World War II, Turing worked for the Government Code and Cypher School (GCCS) at Bletchley Park, Britain's codebreaking centre. For a time he was head of Hut 8, the section responsible for German naval cryptanalysis. He devised a number of techniques for breaking German ciphers, including the method of the bombe, an electromechanical machine that could find settings for the Enigma machine. After the war he worked at the National Physical Laboratory, where he created one of the first designs for a stored...

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Date of birth:

  • Jun 23, 1912

Date of death:

  • Jun 7, 1954 (age 41 years)