Alan Turing

Who is he? What does he do? Lets find out.

Who is Alan Turing?

Alan Mathison Turing 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.

What did he do?

After the war, he worked at the National physical laboratory, where he designed the ACE, one of the first designs for a stored-program computer. In 1948 Turing joined Max Newman's Computing Laboratory at Manchester University, where he assisted in the development of the Manchester computers and became interested in mathematical biology. He wrote a paper on the chemical basis of morphogenesis, and predicted oscillating chemical reactions such as the belousov-zhabotinsky reaction, which were first observed in the 1960s.