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Turing, Alan, 1912-1954

LC control no.n 83171546
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Personal name headingTuring, Alan, 1912-1954
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Variant(s)Turing, Alan Mathison, 1912-1954
Turing, Alan M. (Alan Mathison), 1912-1954
Turing, A. M. (Alan Mathison), 1912-1954
Other standard no.41887917
Associated countryEngland Great Britain
Associated placeBletchley Park (Milton Keynes, England) London (England)
Birth date1912-06-23
Death date1954-06-07
Place of birthMaida Vale (London, England)
Place of deathWilmslow (England)
Field of activityMathematics Cryptography Computer science
AffiliationBletchley Park National Codes Centre Great Britain. Government Code and Cypher School
Profession or occupationMathematicians Cryptographers Computer scientists
Found inHodges, A. Alan Turing, 1983 (subj.) CIP t.p. (Alan Turing)
LC data base, 8-29-83 (hdg.: Turing, Alan Mathison, 1912-1954)
LCCN 60-38765: Turing, S. Alan M. Turing, 1959 (hdg.: Turing, Alan Mathison, 1912-1954)
A.M. Turing's ACE report of 1946 and other papers, c1986: CIP t.p. (A.M. Turing)
The essential Turing, 2004: t.p. (Turing) p. 1 (Alan Mathison Turing; b. June 23, 1912, in London; d. June 07, 1954; Ph.D. from Princeton, 1938)
Wikipedia, August 6, 2015 (Alan Turing; Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS (23 June 1912-7 June 1954) was a British pioneering computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, mathematical biologist; Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence; Turing was prosecuted in 1952 for homosexual acts, when such behaviour was still a criminal act in the UK. He accepted treatment with oestrogen injections (chemical castration) as an alternative to prison. Turing died in 1954, 16 days before his 42nd birthday, from cyanide poisoning. An inquest determined his death a suicide, but it has been noted that the known evidence is equally consistent with accidental poisoning; born Maida Vale, London, England; died Wilmslow, Cheshire, England; in 2012 Turing was inducted into the Legacy Walk, an outdoor public display which celebrates LGBT history and people; on 17 May 2014, the world's first work of public art to recognise Alan Turing as gay was commissioned in Bletchley, close by to Bletchley Park where his famous World War II code-breaking work was carried out)
New York times, 10 June 2019: as part of an "Overlooked no more" series of obituaries (Alan Turing; born June 23,1912 London, died June 7, 1954, aged 41; code-breaker and computer visionary whose ideas helped win World War II, yet he died as a criminal for his homosexuality; only in 2013 did Queen Elizabeth grant Turing a royal pardon)
National bib agency no.1031B1988E
Associated languageeng
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