Alan Turing (1912-1954)

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Alan Turing (1912-1954) was a person who was a mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist.




  1. A number of sources state that Winston Churchill said that Turing made the single biggest contribution to Allied victory in the war against Nazi Germany. However, both The Churchill Centre and Turing's biographer Andrew Hodges have stated they know of no documentary evidence to support this claim, nor of the date or context in which Churchill supposedly said it, and the Churchill Centre lists it among their Churchill 'Myths', see and A BBC News profile piece that repeated the Churchill claim has subsequently been amended to say there is no evidence for it. See Official war historian Harry Hinsley estimated that this work shortened the war in Europe by more than two years but added the caveat that this did not account for the use of the atomic bomb and other eventualities.Transcript of a lecture given on Tuesday 19 October 1993 at Cambridge University
  2. Olinick, M. (2021). Simply Turing. United States: Simply Charly, ch. 15.