Alan Turing

who was he

Alan Turing was a British mathematician, cryptographer, and computer scientist often credited as the founder of computer science.

Fact-file

born: June 23, 1912

death: June 7, 1954

what did he do: he was responsible for cracking the German Enigma cipher, a development that may have turned the tide of the war in favor of Great Britain

where did he work: he worked at the Indian Civil Service

what did he dream of: he dreamt of a device which could decode German codes