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Alan Turing: The Enigma : The Enigma - Andrew Hodges

Alan Turing: The Enigma

The Enigma

eBook Published: 30th November 2012
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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. 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.

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"One of the finest scientific biographies ever written"

ISBN: 9781448137817
ISBN-10: 1448137810
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 768
Published: 30th November 2012
Publisher: Random House