My flyer all about Alan Turing
Timeline of his life
1912 (23 June): Birth, Paddington, London
1926-31: Sherborne School
1931-34: Undergraduate at King's College, Cambridge University
1936: The Turing machine, computability, universal machine
1936-38: Princeton University. He studied Logic, algebra, number theory
1938-39: Return to Cambridge. Introduced to German Enigma cipher machine
1939-40: The Bombe, machine for Enigma decryption
1939-42: Breaking of U-boat Enigma, saving battle of the Atlantic
1945: National Physical Laboratory, London
1946: Computer and software design leading the world.
1947-48: Programming, neural nets, and artificial intelligence
1948: Manchester University, first serious mathematical use of a computer
1950: The Turing Test for machine intelligence
1951: Elected FRS. Non-linear theory of biological growth
1952: Arrested as a homosexual, loss of security clearance
1953-54: Unfinished work in biology and physics
1954 (7 June): Death (suicide) by cyanide poisoning, Wilmslow, Cheshire.
During the Second World War, Turing worked for the Government Code at Bletchley Park, Britain's codebreaking centre. For a time he led Hut 8, the section responsible for German naval. He devised a number of techniques for breaking German ciphers, Turing played a pivotal role in cracking coded messages that enabled the Allies to defeat the Nazis in many crucial engagements, including the Battle of the Atlantic; it has been estimated that this work shortened the war in Europe by as many as two to four years.
Photo of Alan Turing
Alan Turing was a computer scientist. Who worked during World War II. He helped Britain win the war. The Enigma was the German code which they used to talk to each other. The problem was that the code change every 24 hours. He worked with and undercover team at Bletchley Park.
This plaque was placed outside his house in a way to remember him.
The Engima Machine
The Enigma machine was a piece of machinery used by Britain's codebreakers as a way of cracking German signals during World War Two.
Photo of Alan Turing
Star 1: You have included loads of points during his life.
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