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It is hard to overstate the importance of Alan Turing, the British mathematician who died in 1954. He was a hero in science, for one. Turing invented the concepts that underlie modern computers and artificial intelligence. And he was a hero in war: He was a vital part of the British cryptographic team at Bletchley Park that cracked the German Enigma code during World War II.

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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

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Alan Turing's 5 Most Powerful Quotes

Alan Turing, British mathematician altered the course of the C. His 1936 paper laid the foundation of computer science, providing the first formal concept of a computer algorithm.

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Childhood Pictures Of Our Favorite Historical Scientists

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Alan Turing's Universal Machine is named greatest British innovation of the 20th Century

Enigma machine. Alan Turing was part of the British cryptographic team at Bletchley Park that cracked the German Enigma code during World War II.

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