This year is the centenary of the birth of the renowned mathematician Alan Turing and will be a celebration of Turing’s life and scientific impact. A number of events will be taking place during 2012 mostly linked to those places where Turing made significant contributions – e.g. Cambridge, Bletchley Park and Manchester.
Turing was born in Paddington, London on 23 June 1912. He spent his undergraduate years at King’s College Cambridge and was subsequently elected a Fellow of the College. Turing studied for his PhD at Princeton University in the US and it was during this time that his seminal paper – On computable numbers, with an application to the Entscheidungsproblem – was published in the Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society in 1937. Turing’s work had a major impact in several areas including computer science, artificial intelligence and developmental biology.
The Turing Centenary Advisory Committee (TCAC) is coordinating 2012 The Alan Turing Year.
Continuing support and ideas are welcome and if you would like to contribute please contact any of the current members of the TCAC.
On computable numbers, with an application to the Entscheidungsproblem
Spitalfields Days: The Mathematical Legacy of Alan Turing
9 January 2012, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge
Britons of Distinction Stamp Set
Issued on 23rd February 2012 by the Royal Mail
2012 British Mathematical Colloquium (BMC) will include a celebration of Turing
16-19 April 2012, University of Kent, Canterbury campus
How the world computes, Turing Centenary Conference
18-23 June 2012, University of Cambridge
Codebreaker – Alan Turing's life and legacy
Science Museum, Thursday 21st June 2012 - Wednesday 31st July 2013
The Alan Turing Centenary Conference
22–25 June 2012, University of Manchester
The British Society for the History of Mathematics
23-24 June 2012, University of Oxford, Department of Continuing Education
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