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Alan Turing : the enigma

Alan Turing was the mathematician whose cipher-cracking transformed the Second World War. Taken on by British Intelligence in 1938, as a shy young Cambridge don, he combined brilliant logic with a flair for engineering. In 1940 his machines were breaking the Enigma-enciphered messages of Nazi Germany's air force. He then headed the penetration of the super-secure U-boat communications. But his vision went far beyond this achievement. Before the war he had invented the concept of the universal machine, and in 1945 he turned this into the first design for a digital computer. Turing's far-sighted plans for the digital era forged ahead into a vision for Artificial Intelligence. However, in 1952 his homosexuality rendered him a criminal and he was subjected to humiliating treatment. In 1954, aged 41, Alan Turing took his own life.

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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
32320004029017 Audio MP3 Adult
Audio book Compact Disc   Maitland library . . On Loan . 17 Nov 2020
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ISBN 9781486285846
Classification Number Audio MP3 Adult
Author Hodges, Andrew
Title Alan Turing : the enigma [AUD]
Edition MP3 edition ; Unabridged.
Physical Description digital, stereo ;
Series Audio Book MP3
Adult
Performer Read by Gordon Griffin.
Alan Turing was the mathematician whose cipher-cracking transformed the Second World War. Taken on by British Intelligence in 1938, as a shy young Cambridge don, he combined brilliant logic with a flair for engineering. In 1940 his machines were breaking the Enigma-enciphered messages of Nazi Germany's air force. He then headed the penetration of the super-secure U-boat communications. But his vision went far beyond this achievement. Before the war he had invented the concept of the universal machine, and in 1945 he turned this into the first design for a digital computer. Turing's far-sighted plans for the digital era forged ahead into a vision for Artificial Intelligence. However, in 1952 his homosexuality rendered him a criminal and he was subjected to humiliating treatment. In 1954, aged 41, Alan Turing took his own life.
Turing, Alan Mathison, -- 1912-1954
Subject Mathematicians Great Britain -- Biography.
Additional Author Griffin, Gordon
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