Alan Turing

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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

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