Thursday, January 7, 2010

Turing 2012

Provided that we are still kicking around, those interested in mathematics and computer science will note 2012 as the Alan Turing centenary. The organizers of the Alan Turing Year celebrations have started planning, and their website already has many interesting resources for anyone who wants to learn more about Turing's life and work.

British PM Gordon Brown's apology to Turing from September 2009 provides a moving reminder of why Turing's life is viewed in a somber as well as a celebratory light.