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Alan Turing

Codebreaker Extraordinaire: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Alan Turing

Alan Turing, a gay British man, was a polymath renowned for his contributions to various fields. He made significant impacts on theoretical computer science by formalizing fundamental notions like algorithms and computation through his creation, the Turing machine, which serves as a model for general-purpose computers. Turing is rightfully recognized as the pioneer of both theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence.

Time Period

20th and 21st Centuries

Main Field

Computer Science (68-XX)

Cultural & Geographical Affiliations

United Kingdom

Identity Connections

Queer Mathematicians

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