ALAN TURING

COMPUTER SCIENTIST

About his life

Alan Turning was only 41 when he died 61 years ago

Alan Turing date and place of death

  • June 7, 1954

    • Wilmslow, England
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Alan Turing was a logician, mathematician and computer scientist. He is generally known for his work in artificial intelligence and computer science.
  • Turing was born in London in 1912, and at school was able to solve complex problems without having been taught them.
  • Once he cycled almost 100 km from his home to school as the General Strike was on.
  • In 1936, he came up with the idea of a machine that was able to compute anything that could be computed. This was known as the Turing Machine and led to the modern computer.
  • During WORLD WAR 2, Turing worked at Bletchley Park and was involved in breaking the German Enigma Machine codes.
  • Turing often ran 60 km to London for meetings, and he liked to chain his coffee mug to a radiator at Bletchley Park to stop other people using it.
  • During the late 1940s he worked in the University of Manchester in mathematics and computing. His experiment, the Turing test tried to devise an intelligence standard for technology.