Alan Turing

The mathematician...

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Date of birth:23rd of June 1912

Place of birth: London

University: Cambridge

Job: Mathematician

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What did he do?

Alan Turing was an English mathematician, wartime code-breaker and the creator of computer science. He worked as a code breaker in world war 2 for Britain, whilst he was working he thought 'it would be amazing if there was a machine which could do the code breaking for us.' His theory was dismissed by his collegues