Turing, Alan Mathison, 1912-1954

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Turing read mathematics at King's College, Cambridge. He was elected Fellow of King's in 1935. He began research in mathematical logic which led to his well-known work on computable numbers and the 'Turing Machine.' He spent two years at Princeton University, 1936-1938, working with A. Church, and the war years at Bletchley Park, at the Code and Cypher School, 1939-1945, and was awarded the OBE for his work on 'Enigma' and other codes. At the end of the war he declined a Cambridge University Lectureship and joined the group that was being formed at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington for the design, construction and use of a large automatic computing machine. In his three years at the NPL, 1945-1948, he made the first design of the ACE computer and did much of the pioneering work in the design of sub-routines. In 1948 he was appointed Reader in Mathematics at Manchester University where work was beginning on the construction of a large computer by F. C. Williams and T. Kilburn. Towards the end of his life Turing was increasingly interested in morphogenesis. He was elected FRS in 1951.

From the description of Papers and correspondence, ca. 1936-1972. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78820999

From the description of Additions to papers and correspondence, ca. 1918-1974. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81803348

Epithet: mathematician and computer scientist

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000544.0x000130

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referencedIn Turing Institute, 1975-1990 British Library
referencedIn Kilburn, Tom, 1921-. Oral history interview with Tom Kilburn, 1976. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Turing, Alan Mathison, 1912-1954. Papers and correspondence, ca. 1936-1972. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Metropolis, N. (Nicholas), 1915-. Oral history interview with Nicholas Metropolis, 1987 May 29. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Turing, Alan Mathison, 1912-1954. Additions to papers and correspondence, ca. 1918-1974. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Flowers, Thomas Harold,. Oral history interview with Thomas Harold Flowers, ca. 1976. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Kemeny, John G.,. Oral history interview with John G. Kemeny, 1984 June 7. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Papers and correspondence of Douglas Rayner Hartree, 1897-1958, 1932-1950 Christ's College Library, University of Cambridge
referencedIn DAVIES, Donald Watts (1924 - 2000), 1936 - 2004 Imperial College London
referencedIn Photographs of Alan Turing at 5, 1917 British Library
creatorOf Copies of articles, papers, and reports by Alan Turing, 1970s-1980s British Library
referencedIn Turing Trust, 1978-1980 British Library
referencedIn Newman, M. H. A. (Maxwell Herman Alexander), 1897-. Oral history interview with M. H. A. Newman, ca. 1976. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Davies, Donald Watts. Oral history interview with Donald Watts Davies, 1975. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Williams, Frederic Calland,. Oral history interview with Frederic Calland Williams, 1976. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Huskey, Harry D.,. Oral history interview with Harry D. Huskey, ca. 1976. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Wilkinson, J. H. (James Hardy). Oral history interview with J. H. Wilkinson, 1976. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Coombs, A. W. M.,. Oral history interview with A. W. M. Coombs, ca. 1976. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Photograph of Alan Turing at 16, 1928 British Library
referencedIn Turing Trust, 1955-1986 British Library
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associatedWith Coombs, A. W. M., person
associatedWith Davies, Donald Watts. person
associatedWith Davies, Donald Watts, 1924-2000 person
associatedWith Douglas Rayner Hartree person
associatedWith Flowers, Thomas Harold, person
associatedWith Huskey, Harry D., person
associatedWith Kemeny, John G., person
associatedWith Kilburn, Tom, 1921- person
associatedWith Metropolis, N. (Nicholas), 1915- person
associatedWith Newman, M. H. A. (Maxwell Herman Alexander), 1897- person
associatedWith Wilkinson, J. H. (James Hardy) person
associatedWith Williams, Frederic Calland, person
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World War, 1939-1945--Cryptography
Morphogenesis
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Birth 1912-06-23

Death 1954-06-07

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