Alan Turing

  • Alan Turing was a logician, mathematician and computer scientist. He is generally known for his work in artificial intelligence and computer science.
  • Alan Turing was a logician, mathematician and computer scientist. He is generally known for his work in artificial intelligence and computer science.
  • 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.
  • Alan Turing has been named as one of the 100 most important people of the 20th century. A Manchester road is named for him, as are many colleges, and there is an Alan Turing version of Monopoly.
  • There is a statue of Turing in Whitworth Gardens, Manchester. In 2012, the Olympic flame was passed from one person to another in front of the statue, on what would have been his 100th birthday.