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Alan Turing

Alan Turing was born in London on 23 June 1912. He was the son of Julius

Mathius Turing and Ethel Sara Stoney, the youngest of three children, he was

born to a distinguished family. His family background includes diplomats and

engineers, three of which succeeded to the Royal Society.

Alan turing was educated at Sherbourne school, from 1923 to 1931. After

which he studied mathematics at Kings College, Cambridge, graduating in

1935 with a B.A. He was elected a fellow of the college on the strength

of his paper "On the Gaussian error function", it won a Smiths prize for

mathematics in 1936. Turing was brilliant and slightly headstrong, he

discovered the central limit theorem for himself, after it had been already

discovered and proved. Later in 1936 he went to the United States of

America to study at Princeton University for two years with Alonso

Church. Turing worked on the theory of computation and in 1937, he

presented the paper for which he was to become famous, to the London

Mathematical Society. The paper "On computable numbers with an

pplication to the Entscheidungsproblem", proved that a class of

mathematical problems existed which could not be solved by automatic

machines and introduced the concept of a theoretical "universal"

computing machine (the Turing machine). Turing

Alan Turing was born in London on 23 June 1912. He was the son of Julius

Mathius Turing and Ethel Sara Stoney, the youngest of three children, he was

born to a distinguished family. His family background includes diplomats and

engineers, three of which succeeded to the Royal Society.

Alan turing was educated at Sherbourne school, from 1923 to 1931. After

which he studied mathematics at Kings College, Cambridge, graduating in

1935 with a B.A. He was elected a fellow of the college on the strength

of his paper "On the Gaussian error function", it won a Smiths prize for

mathematics in 1936. Turing was brilliant and slightly headstrong, he

discovered the central limit theorem for himself, after it had been already

discovered and proved. Later in 1936 he went to the United States of

America to study at Princeton University for two years with Alonso

Church. Turing worked on the theory of computation and in 1937, he

presented the paper for which he was to become famous, to the London

Mathematical Society. The paper "On computable numbers with an

pplication to the Entscheidungsproblem", proved that a class of

mathematical problems existed which could not be solved by automatic

machines and introduced the concept of a theoretical "universal"

computing machine (the Turing machine). Turing

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