The Book That Inspired the Film The Imitation Game – Updated Edition Keira Knightley, Alan Turing: The Enigma is a gripping story of mathematics, computers . It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing ( ) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the. Alan Turing: The Enigma, biography of Alan Turing () by Andrew The Turing Centenary editions which appeared in are still available.

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To be clear, it was the Bombe that was used to crack the Enigma. The writer was sympathetic to his subject and yet portrayed his great failings also. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. And his work was of major significance.

I am represented by Cetenary Agency for questions concerning artistic rights. I give it 3 stars because of the importance of the topic and the many contribution Turing made to mathematics and computer sciences. The discussions of pure mathematics, logic and cryptography are complex.

And when he thought his department wasn’t getting sufficient resources, he wrote to Churchill himself to clear the blockage. See my illustrated talk on Paolozzi’s Turing prints Alan Turing was a British mathematician who made history. And Turing died because his identity as a homosexual was incompatible with cold-war ideas of security, implemented with machines and remorseless logic: I have resigned myself to the fact that for me, technical stuff has to be presented in a visual form.

Numerical analysis was also important New edition, including the entire work: As I read about his death, I thought the author was leaning toward alzn death. See the Pet Shop Boys website for further details. As discussed in the book Turing made major contributions in bringing about the computer revolution, is called by some the father of modern computing, and played a vital role in advancing the theory of artificial intelligence which is what he was working on when cemtenary died in This book covers both in detail.


He is a quiet and shy man, but one who mainly gets along with his colleagues. It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay liberation by decades–all before his suicide at age forty-one. Alan kept to his principles throughout his life, and he became especially open about his homosexuality after the war.

Incidentally, as a practising Buddhist, I am sometimes asked in social circles about Buddhism’s position on homosexuality. In he Alan Turing was a British mathematician who made history.

This classic biography of the founder of computer science, reissued on the centenary of his birth with a substantial new preface by the author, is the definitive account of an extraordinary mind and life. Again, there is no comment by the author. This melancholy story is transfigured into something else: It has been frequently performed by professional and amateur companies across the world since then.

If you’re looking for something to read to feel prepared to head into the film that’s loosely This is a very, very in depth biography.

If you are a person who hates ‘info-dumps’ you are going to loathe this book. In doing so, he created not only a great book, but a centnary new kind of biographical writing.

It was, as the computer might put it, the unspeakable that left him speechless. Keynes says somewhere that The important thing for Government is not to do things which individuals are doing already, and to do them a little better or a little worse; but to do those things which at present are not done at all. Which suppressed libido, and made him grow breasts. But I guess going into this book I rdition a bit more continuity.


Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges

The Special and the General Theory. It occupies a strange middleground, which consequently means that it does not sit quite right with the reader.

His work cracking the German’s Enigma machine code was, in many ways, the first triumph of computer science. If so, I’ll be the first to buy that book.

I read it when it first came out inand immediately formed edjtion ambition to write something similar about Ludwig Wittgenstein.

Editions of Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges

I didn’t learn anything from the authors and I had several advanced math classes in college. A captivating, compassionate portrait of a apan scientist who gave so much to a world that in the end cruelly rejected him.

View all 33 comments. I have been stung with too many shorter biographies that leave me unsatisfied and finding out more information on the person’s Wikipedia page. Written by a mathematician, it describes in plain language Turing’s work on the foundations of computer science and how he tiring the Germans’ Enigma code in the Second World War.

One of several moments in Hodge’s book that left me dumbstruck is Turing arguing with Wittgenstein about the foundations of mathematics. Exition then, his friends wondered–“his death came as a shock to those who knew him. That said, I’m not exactly mathematically thw, and these passages may be of great interest to those who understand it.

But a book I wish I had written, and one that was a big inspiration for the things I have written, is Alan Turing:

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