A pivotal figure in computing, and the great codebreaker of WWII. Alan Turing's genius is legendary, his life was fascinating and his death in 1954 a mysterious tragedy and much of his work hermetically sealed by Top Secret status for decades. Hear Prof Ian Watson of Auckland University Computing Dept. on Alan Turing and why Turing should be a household name alongside Newton and Einstein. His book on Turing is released this month, The Universal Machine.
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