Turing Tales at the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)

    When:
    December 1, 2014 all-day
    2014-12-01T00:00:00-05:00
    2014-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
    Where:
    National Museum of Mathematics
    11 East 26th Street, New York, NY 10010
    USA

    Turing Tales

    National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)

    Monday, December 1, 7 p.m.

    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.

    $10 for members; $12 for nonmembers. Registration required.