The highly productive habits of Alan Turing

On the week of his 100th birthday, we celebrate the mathematician’s life.

June 23 marks the 100th birthday of Alan Turing 영어 동화 다운로드. If I had to name five people whose personal efforts led to the defeat of Nazi Germany, the English mathematician would surely be on my list. Turing’s genius played a key role in helping the Allies win the Battle of the Atlantic—a naval blockade against the Third Reich that depended for success on the cracking and re-cracking of Germany’s Enigma cipher 다운로드. That single espionage victory gave the United States control of the Atlantic shipping lanes, eventually setting the stage for the 1944 invasion of Normandy 다운로드.

But even before this history-changing achievement, Turing laid the groundwork for the world we live in today by positing a “universal computing machine” in 1936 다운로드. “It is possible to invent a single machine which can be used to compute any computable sequence,” he contended. His proposed device could read, write, remember, and erase symbols 다운로드.

 

Keep reading for – 7 Turing Qualities we should all emulate – and also be sure to participate in:

 

ALAN TURING’S YEAR

2012 is billed as the “Alan Turing Year,” and a lengthy compendium of past and future Alan Turing events can be found at the Centenary site hosted by the United Kingdom’s Mathematics Trust 삼둥이 이모티콘 다운로드. The big gathering taking place right now is the Alan Turing Centenary Conference in Manchester firefox 39.

If you love museums, the Bletchley Park National Code Centre and the Museum of Manchester host a “Alan Turing and Life’s Enigma” exhibit…

 

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