Alan Turing

Enigmas: Alan Turing and the Codebreakers of the World Wars

The British were able to keep their codebreaking efforts at Bletchley Park secret for decades after the end of World…

2 weeks ago

Incompleteness: Rebecca Goldstein on the Life and Work of Kurt Gödel

  Best known for his Incompleteness Theorem, Kurt Gödel (1906–1978) is considered one of the most important mathematicians and logicians of the…

2 months ago

The Man Who Knew Too Much: Jack Copeland on the Life and
 Work of Codebreaker and Computer Science Pioneer Alan Turing

Alan Turing (1912–1954) was an English mathematician, logician, pioneer of computer science, and wartime code-breaker. He is credited with creating a design for the Automatic…

3 months ago

Alan Turing: The Quirky Genius Who Changed the World

Happy birthday, Alan Turing! On this day, we celebrate the man who laid the foundations for modern computing and helped…

12 months ago

The Man Who Knew Too Much: Jack Copeland on the Life and Work of Codebreaker and Computer Science Pioneer Alan Turing

  Alan Turing (1912–1954) was an English mathematician, logician, pioneer of computer science, and wartime code-breaker. He is credited with creating a design for the…

1 year ago

Alan Turing: The Enigma

During the past year, thanks to the movie The Imitation Game, Alan Turing has emerged from history’s shadows, where his…

1 year ago

Turing and the Universal Machine: The Making of the Modern Computer

Author Jon Agar is a historian at Manchester University in the United Kingdom and Associate Director of the National Archive…

1 year ago

Janna Levin On Kurt Gödel: Incompleteness Theorem Is Not Just A Numbers Game

  Best known for his Incompleteness Theorem, Kurt Gödel (1906–1978) is considered one of the most important mathematicians and logicians of the…

3 years ago

New Book on British Logician and Codebreaker Alan Turing Offers an Accessible and Engaging Introduction to the Mathematician’s Life and Work

“Michael Olinick has written a vibrant and absorbing biography of Alan Turing. Turing's work as a cryptographer during WW II and his…

5 years ago

Better Late Than Never: Alan Turing Finally Got an Obituary in The New York Times

Talk about a posthumous tribute. The pioneering computer scientist and WWII codebreaker Alan Turing died decades ago, but his obituary…

5 years ago