Young Alan Turing (age 16) - founder of computer science, helped win World War II by decrypting the german coding machine Enigma. After the war he was tried in court for being gay, found guilty, forced to take castration pills, and then driven to commit suicide.

Young Alan Turing (age 16) - founder of computer science, helped win World War II by decrypting the german coding machine Enigma. After the war he was tried in court for being gay, found guilty, forced to take castration pills, and then driven to commit suicide.

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“Sometimes it’s the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.” ~ Alan Turing - Quotesville.Net

“Sometimes it’s the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.” ~ Alan Turing - Quotesville.Net

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Hola: Una infografía sobre Alan Turing. Un saludo Alan Turing of Manchester, by Jurys Inn Manchester Hotel

Hola: Una infografía sobre Alan Turing. Un saludo Alan Turing of Manchester, by Jurys Inn Manchester Hotel

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This man, Alan Turing, helped win World War II by inventing a computer than could decrypt German messages encoded with the Enigma machine. In addition, he formally described the concepts of algorithms and computation. He proved that anything computable on one machine, is computable on another, given enough time. He is the father of computer science. After the war he was tried in court for being gay, found gulty, forced to take castration pills, and then driven to suicide. Britan has…

This man, Alan Turing, helped win World War II by inventing a computer than could decrypt German messages encoded with the Enigma machine. In addition, he formally described the concepts of algorithms and computation. He proved that anything computable on one machine, is computable on another, given enough time. He is the father of computer science. After the war he was tried in court for being gay, found gulty, forced to take castration pills, and then driven to suicide. Britan has…

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Alan Turing in 1927, from Westcott House photograph ©Sherborne School | @AlanTuringYear | #AlanTuringYear

Alan Turing in 1927, from Westcott House photograph ©Sherborne School | @AlanTuringYear | #AlanTuringYear

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Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film "The Imitation Game", http://www.amazon.com/dp/069116472X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdm_wiIRub0S7FMF9

Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film "The Imitation Game", http://www.amazon.com/dp/069116472X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdm_wiIRub0S7FMF9

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Statue in memorial to Alan Turing, Sackville Gardens, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, 2011, photograph by Ian Rhodes. Turing, a mathematician and logician, was considered by Churchill to have made the single greatest contribution to the war effort against the Nazis through his code breaking work. He was prosecuted for homosexuality in 1952, chemically castrated, and subsequently committed suicide at age 42, an action the British government would not apologise for until 2009.

Statue in memorial to Alan Turing, Sackville Gardens, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, 2011, photograph by Ian Rhodes. Turing, a mathematician and logician, was considered by Churchill to have made the single greatest contribution to the war effort against the Nazis through his code breaking work. He was prosecuted for homosexuality in 1952, chemically castrated, and subsequently committed suicide at age 42, an action the British government would not apologise for until 2009.

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