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Alan Turing - Celebrating the Life of a Genius

Notes about Alan Turing

Alan Turing was a mathematical genius who is remembered for 2 huge contributions. He played the lead role in breaking the German enigma code during World War II which many think turned the war in the allies favor. He also is the father of modern computer science, envisioning machines and algorithms for computing long before these machines existed. His life was tragically ruined because he was a homosexual in a time where homosexuality was not accepted.