Famed mathematician Alan Turing is the inventor of the technology that allowed computers to be possible, and is considered the creator of computers because of this. Every computer in existence has used his models and tech to exist. Unfortunately, he lived in a time where being homosexual was illegal and after a conviction against him for having relations with another man, he was subjected to horrendous conversion therapy and later committed suicide.
Alan Turing: the Enigma (Andrew Hodges) It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay liberation by decades--all before his suicide at age forty-one. This classic biography of the founder of computer science is the definitive account of an extraordinary mind and life.
An Olympic honour for Alan Turing : The 2012 Olympics offer the perfect chance to mark the anniversary of a great mathematician – and marathon runner. The last time Britain hosted the Olympics, in 1948, Turing tried out for the British Olympic marathon team. He came fifth in the trials. / John Graham-Cumming | @guardian | photo : The Alan Turing Internet Scrapbook [http://www.turing.org.uk/turing/scrapbook/run.html] | #AlanTuringYear
A biography of the English mathematician Alan Turing, who was one of the inventors of the digital computer and one of the key figures in the breaking of the Enigma code, used by the Germans to send secret orders to their U-boats in World War II. Turing was also a homosexual in Britain at a time when this was illegal, besides being a security risk.