Alan Turing

Alan Turing

The Enigma

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Alan Turing was the mathematician whose cipher-cracking transformed the Second World War. Taken on by British Intelligence in 1938, as a shy young Cambridge don, he combined brilliant logic with a flair for engineering. In 1940 his machines were breaking the Enigma-enciphered messages of Nazi Germany's air force. He then headed the penetration of the super-secure U-boat communications. But his vision went far beyond this achievement. Before the war he had invented the concept of the universal machine, and in 1945 he turned this into the first design for a digital computer. Turing's far-sighted plans for the digital era forged ahead into a vision for Artificial Intelligence. However, in 1952 his homosexuality rendered him a criminal and he was subjected to humiliating treatment. In 1954, aged 41, Alan Turing took his own life.
Publisher: Tullamarine, Victoria2015. Bolinda Audio,
Edition: MP3 edition Unabridged
ISBN: 9781486285846
Branch Call Number: AB HODG
Characteristics: MP3 CD (28 hr. 48 min.)
Additional Contributors: Griffin, Gordon

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Apr 04, 2015

IMO good thing the movie moved through the higher points. No way I could not skim the 24 discs. A brilliant man, a tortured life, tragic end.

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