Alan Turing When was Alan Turing born? 23 June 1912 Where was he born? London Why is Alan Turing famous? He is considered to be the father of modern Computer Science What year did he design the Turing Machine




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Alan Turing
When was Alan Turing born?

23 June 1912


Where was he born?

London
Why is Alan Turing famous?

He is considered to be the father of modern Computer Science
What year did he design the Turing Machine, and what did it do?

Turing machines are extremely basic abstract symbol-manipulating devices which, despite their simplicity, can be adapted to simulate the logic of any computer that could possibly be constructed.
What did he do during the Second World War which was so helpful in fighting the Nazis?

He devised a number of techniques for breaking German codes


Why was Alan Turing arrested in 1952?

For gross indecency for sleeping with a man.


How was homosexuality thought of in the 1950s?

As a mental illness.


What did Alan Turing have to do to avoid going to prison?

Take hormones to change his sex drive. They made him grow breasts.


How did Alan Turing die, and how old was he?

He killed himself by eating an apple he poisoned with cyanide


What award is given in Alan Turing’s name? The Turing award

given annually by the Association for Computing Machinery


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