Alan Turing

Alan Turing

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NAME: Alan Turing (English)

BORN/DIED: 23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954

JOB: Computer scientist, mathematician, cryptanalyst, theoretical biologist.

KEY FACTS: Alan Turing was born in London, England and showed signs of being highly intelligent from a young age. He enjoyed science and mathematics at school and went on to study mathematics at Cambridge University.

During World War Two Turing worked at Bletchley Park. He was a leading figure in breaking German ciphers and in doing so helped Britain to win the war. He continued to work in the field of computer science after the war.

ACHIEVEMENTS: He helped to develop computer science. His cryptography skills played an important role in helping the British to win World War Two.

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