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Alan Turing

Alan Turing

British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist

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March 25, 2021
GCHQ releases 'most difficult puzzle ever' a set of 12 riddles linked to design elements of the new £50 note in honour of Alan Turing
June 23, 1912
Alan Turing was born in Maida Hill.

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Rupert Jones
June 22, 2021
the Guardian
Note honouring mathematician, computer pioneer and codebreaker contains advanced security features
March 25, 2021
the Guardian
A new £50 note featuring Alan Turing, the scientist best known for his codebreaking work during the second world war, has been unveiled by the Bank of England and will go into circulation on 23 June, the date of his birth.
March 25, 2021
the Guardian
A new £50 note featuring Alan Turing, the scientist best known for his codebreaking work during the second world war, has been unveiled by the Bank of England and will go into circulation on 23 June, the date of his birth.
The Associated Press
March 25, 2021
CTVNews
The rainbow flag is flying proudly Thursday above the Bank of England in the heart of London's financial district to commemorate World War II codebreaker Alan Turing, the new face of Britain's 50-pound note.
Matt Hambly
March 24, 2021
New Scientist
Alan Turing was a British mathematician whose work established the field of artificial intelligence
Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor
March 25, 2021
the Guardian
12 riddles linked to new £50 note featuring the codebreaker may take seven hours to crack
Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor
March 25, 2021
the Guardian
12 riddles linked to new £50 note featuring the codebreaker may take seven hours to crack
James Vincent
March 25, 2021
The Verge
Computer scientist and codebreaker Alan Turing has become the face of the UK's new £50 note. The note goes into circulation later this year and incorporates a number of design elements celebrating Turing's life and works.
Julia Kollewe
March 25, 2021
the Guardian
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By Kevin Peachey
March 25, 2021
BBC News
The banknote will enter circulation on 23 June - Alan Turing's birthday - and will be made of polymer.
Rupert Jones
March 25, 2021
the Guardian
Polymer banknote pays tribute to scientist who cracked Enigma code during second world war
Jennifer Ouellette
February 23, 2021
Ars Technica
Computer science pioneer Alan Turing first proposed the patterning mechanism in 1952.
Brian McKenna
December 24, 2020
ComputerWeekly.com
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Ars Contributors
December 9, 2020
Ars Technica
Today, C may be a lingua franca among programmers. This is its (abridged) history.
By Sue Paz
November 9, 2020
BBC News
A collection of items belonging to the Bletchley Park code-breaker were stolen from Dorset in 1984.
Telegraph reporters
August 11, 2020
The Telegraph
Teams tracked birds around Sheffield's Rivelin Valley in a study to find out why long-tailed tits segregate themselves
Martin Pengelly
January 21, 2020
the Guardian
Alan Turing was persecuted for his homosexuality and died in 1954, aged 41, his death ruled a suicide. Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock
Cade Metz
December 13, 2019
www.nytimes.com
After meeting Alan Turing, Mr. Brooker went to work at the University of Manchester and wrote the programming language for the first commercial computer.
Flynn Coleman
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Nautilus
Ada Lovelace was an English mathematician who lived in the first half of the 19th century. (She was also the daughter of the poet...By Flynn Coleman
Amie Tsang
July 15, 2019
www.nytimes.com
During his lifetime, the mathematician and computer pioneer's reputation was overshadowed by a conviction under Britain's Victorian laws against homosexuality, and his war work remained a secret until decades later.
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