Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Codebreaker – Alan #Turing's life and legacy

This thursday Codebreaker a special exhibition opens at the London Science Museum to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Alan Turing on June 23.  The exhibition runs until the end of July, so perhaps if you're going to London for the Olympics you could pay a visit. The exhibition covers the full range of Turing's accomplishments, from WWII codebreaking, through the development of early computers to artificial intelligence and his pioneering work on biological morphogenesis. The highlight of the exhibition is the Pilot Ace computer which Turing designed. In it's day (1950) it was the fastest computer in the world. The BBC has a short video describing the exhibition.