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Alan Mathison Turing was born on 23 June, 1912 - exactly one hundred years before this weekend meeting which celebrates his life and achievements. Although most well-known for his work at Bletchley Park in the pioneering days which saw the birth of modern practical computing; Turing had achieved fame well before the second world war, with a seminal account of theoretical computation and his solution to the Entscheidungs problem. An Olympic-class marathon runner, whose refusal to conform to the narrow sexual standards of the day led to persecution and an early death - Turing did fundamental research on Artificial Intelligence, Computer Programming and even Mathematical Biology. This weekend attempts a rounded view of a polymath, one of the great mathematicians of the twentieth century, his life and his times.

Alan Turing: Centenary Lectures Oxford University

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Alan Mathison Turing was born on 23 June, 1912 - exactly one hundred years before this weekend meeting which celebrates his life and achievements. Although most well-known for his work at Bletchley Park in the pioneering days which saw the birth of modern practical computing; Turing had achieved fame well before the second world war, with a seminal account of theoretical computation and his solution to the Entscheidungs problem. An Olympic-class marathon runner, whose refusal to conform to the narrow sexual standards of the day led to persecution and an early death - Turing did fundamental research on Artificial Intelligence, Computer Programming and even Mathematical Biology. This weekend attempts a rounded view of a polymath, one of the great mathematicians of the twentieth century, his life and his times.

    Morphogenesis Then and Now

    Morphogenesis Then and Now

    Philip Maini, Oxford University, gives a talk for the Alan Turing Centenary weekend.

    • 43 min
    Congruent Worlds: Turing, Lovelace and Babbage

    Congruent Worlds: Turing, Lovelace and Babbage

    Doron Swade, Royal Holloway, Univ. of London, gives a talk for the Alan Turing Centenary weekend.

    • 49 min
    What Alan Turing might have discovered

    What Alan Turing might have discovered

    Stephen Wolfram, founder and CEO of Wolfram Research and creator of Mathematica, gives a talk for the Alan Turing Centenary weekend.

    • 51 min
    Turing in the History of Software

    Turing in the History of Software

    Cliff Jones, Newcastle University, gives a talk for the Alan Turing Centenary Weekend. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 39 min
    Turing in the age of the Internet and the quantum computer

    Turing in the age of the Internet and the quantum computer

    Samson Abramsky, Oxford University, gives a talk for the Alan Turing Centenary weekend. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 51 min
    Decidability: The Entscheidungs problem

    Decidability: The Entscheidungs problem

    Robin Whitty, London South Bank University, gives a talk for the Alan Turing Centenary weekend. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 45 min

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