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…
Eduardo Galeano recounts the life and death of Alan Turing, the father of the modern computer. After pleading guilty to the "crime and sickness" of homosexuality, Touring was forced to undergo medical "cures" which prompted his tragic suicide.
Alan Turing, world's first computer scientist was arrested for violation of British homosexuality statutes in 1952 when he reported to the police of a homosexual affair to avoid blackmail. He was tried as a homosexual on 31 March 1952. Found guilty he was given the alternatives of prison or oestrogen injections for a year. He accepted the latter and returned to a wide range of academic pursuits.
Alan Mathison Turing,1912–1954. Eng mathematician,logician,cryptanalyst & computer scientist.He is widely considered to be the father of computer science & AI.His homosexuality resulted in a criminal prosecution in 1952. Accepting chemical castration as an alternative to prison.Alan died in 1954, just before turning 42, from cyanide poisoning.Brit PM Gordon Brown made an official public apology on behalf of the British government in 2009,for the way Turing was treated after the war.