It is only a slight exaggeration to say that British mathematician Alan Turing 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. Now, mathematician Andrew Hodges, author of the Turing biography that inspired the major motion picture The Imitation Game, will share his stories about Turing at MoMath. From his revolutionary idea that laid the foundation for the modern computer, to his leading role in breaking the German Enigma ciphers during World War II, and finally to his tragic ending, Alan Turing led an incredible – and in the end, incredibly tragic – life.
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