31 May '12, 2pm

Turing and the Test of Time: Celebrating Alan Turing’s fundamental contributions to the computer age

The centenary of Alan Turing’s birth is being greeted by an extraordinary response, not only in mathematical and scientific circles but in a much wider public arena. It marks the awareness that he was one of the 20th century’s seminal figures, whose brief life is better appreciated in the 21st century than in his own. One reason for this fascination is that he was an unworldly person at the heart of an amazingly worldly achievement: the breaking of Nazi Germany’s most closely guarded military ciphers. Entirely unknown to the public in his own time, his tour de force emerged only in the 1970s. (Even in 2012, his wartime papers are still being declassified, and the full story remains unwritten.) Yet this triumph of reason is eclipsed by the fundamental discovery Turing made in 1936. At 24, he proved something very strange: There are tasks that can be described but cannot be ...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/profiles/turing-and-th...

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