Alan Turing: The Enigma
  • Author : Andrew Hodges
  • Release Date : 30 November 2012
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN 13 : 9781448137817
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Book Description: The official book behind the Academy Award-winning film The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley 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.

Alan Turing  The Enigma

Alan Turing The Enigma

Author : Andrew Hodges
Publisher : Random House
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The official book behind the Academy Award-winning film The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley 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. ...

Alan Turing  The Enigma

Alan Turing The Enigma

Author : Andrew Hodges
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The official book behind the Academy Award-winning film The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and ...

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Alan Turing

Author : Nigel Cawthorne
Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
Genre : History
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Spring 1940: The Battle of the Atlantic rages. Vulnerable merchant convoys are at the mercy of German U-boats controlled by a cunning system of coded messages created by a machine called Enigma. Only one man believes that these codes can be broken - mathematician and Bletchley Park cryptanalyst Alan Turing. Winston ...

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Publisher : The History Press
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Author : B. Jack. Copeland
Publisher : Clarendon Press
Genre : Science
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Alan Turing, pioneer of computing and WWII codebreaker, is one of the most important and influential thinkers of the twentieth century. In this volume for the first time his key writings are made available to a broad, non-specialist readership. They make fascinating reading both in their own right and for ...

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Author : Anna Revell
Publisher : Independently Published
Genre : Gay men
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Author : Dermot Turing
Publisher : Pitkin
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Alan Turing was an extraordinary man who crammed into a life of only 42 years the careers of mathematician, codebreaker, computer scientist and biologist. He is widely regarded as a war hero grossly mistreated by his unappreciative country and it has become hard to disentangle the real man from the story. ...

Alan Turing  The Enigma

Alan Turing The Enigma

Author : Andrew Hodges
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The official book behind the Academy Award-winning film The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and ...

Reflections of Alan Turing

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Author : Dermot Turing
Publisher : The History Press
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Everyone knows the story of the codebreaker and computer science pioneer Alan Turing. Except When Dermot Turing is asked about his famous uncle, people want to know more than the bullet points of his life. They want to know everything was Alan Turing actually a codebreaker? What did he make ...

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Author : Sara Turing
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Author : Hourly History
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Uncategorized
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Alan Turing Alan Turing had a radical and ingenious mind. He is considered one of the fathers of artificial intelligence, and his theories on this matter range from purely mechanical to almost spiritual. During World War II, his decryption of the Nazis' Enigma codes proved vital for the Allied victory ...

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Author : Andrew W. Appel
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Genre : Computers
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A facsimile edition of Alan Turing's influential Princeton thesis Between inventing the concept of a universal computer in 1936 and breaking the German Enigma code during World War II, Alan Turing (1912–1954), the British founder of computer science and artificial intelligence, came to Princeton University to study mathematical logic. Some of the ...

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Author : Sinclair McKay
Publisher : Aurum
Genre : History
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Bletchley Park was where one of the war’s most famous – and crucial – achievements was made: the cracking of Germany’s “Enigma” code in which its most important military communications were couched. This country house in the Buckinghamshire countryside was home to Britain’s most brilliant mathematical brains, like Alan ...