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Prof Alan Turing Decoded

Author : Dermot Turing
ISBN : 9780750965248
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Alan Turing was an extraordinary man who crammed into a life of only 42 years the careers of mathematician, codebreaker, computer scientist and biologist. He is widely regarded as a war hero grossly mistreated by his unappreciative country and it has become hard to disentangle the real man from the story. It is easy to cast him as a misfit, the stereotypical professor. But actually Alan Turing was never a professor, and his nickname ‘Prof’ was given by his codebreaking friends at Bletchley Park. Now, Alan Turing’s nephew, Dermot Turing, has taken a fresh look at the influences on Alan Turing’s life and creativity, and the later creation of a legend. For the first time it is possible to disclose the real character behind the cipher-text: how did Alan’s childhood experiences influence the man? Who were the influential figures in Alan’s formative years? How did his creative ideas evolve? Was he really a solitary, asocial genius? What was his wartime work after 1942, and why was it kept even more secret than the Enigma story? What is the truth about Alan Turing’s conviction for gross indecency, and did he commit suicide? What is the significance of the Royal Pardon granted in 2013? In Dermot’s own style he takes a vibrant and entertaining approach to the life and work of a true genius.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Alan Turing

Author : Dermot Turing
ISBN : 1841658774
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Today, Alan Turing is a well-recognised name, but it was not always so. Until the last few years of the 20th century hardly anyone had heard of him or his achievements. All that changed when the British government permitted the story of Bletchley Park during the Second World War to emerge.We learnt that Alan Turing had had a pivotal role in breaking the Enigma cipher, used by German forces.This was so significant that it helped to shorten the length of the war. Alan Turing was an extraordinary man who crammed into a life of only 42 years other careers besides secret codebreaker: he was also a mathematician, computer scientist and biologist. For example, with Tommy Flowers he built the first computer. A man ahead of his time, many of his theories and calculations are still relevant today. In this guide to a truly remarkable life, recent research by Alan Turing's nephew, Dermot, has unearthed a fresh perspective and made entirely accessible this story to the modern reader.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Codebreakers Of Bletchley Park

Author : Dermot Turing
ISBN : 9781839404740
Genre : History
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'Turing writes on codebreaking with understandable authority and compelling panache.' - Michael Smith, bestselling author of Station X. At Bletchley Park, some of Britain's most talented mathematicians, linguists, and intellectuals were assembled to break Nazi codes. Kept secret for nearly thirty years, we have now come to realise the crucial role that these codebreakers played in the Allied victory in World War II. Written by Dermot Turing - the nephew of famous codebreaker Alan Turing - this illustrated account provides unique insight into the behind-the-scenes action at Bletchley Park. Discover how brilliant and eccentric individuals such as Dilly Knox, Alan Turing and Joan Clarke were recruited, the social life that grew up around the park, and how they dealt with the ever-present burden of secrecy. Including a foreword by Professor Christopher Andrew of Cambridge University, author of MI5's official history The Secret World, this book brings to life the stories of the men and women who toiled day and night to crack the seemingly unbreakable enigma code.
Category: History

Engineering Trustworthy Software Systems

Author : Jonathan P. Bowen
ISBN : 9783319568416
Genre : Computers
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This volume contains a record of some of the lectures and seminars delivered at the Second International School on Engineering Trustworthy Software Systems (SETSS 2016), held in March/April 2016 at Southwest University in Chongqing, China. The six contributions included in this volume provide an overview of leading-edge research in methods and tools for use in computer system engineering. They have been distilled from six courses and two seminars on topics such as: modelling and verification in event-B; parallel programming today; runtime verification; Java in the safety-critical domain; semantics of reactive systems; parameterized unit testing; formal reasoning about infinite data values; and Alan Turing and his remarkable achievements. The material is useful for postgraduate students, researchers, academics, and industrial engineers, who are interested in the theory and practice of methods and tools for the design and programming of trustworthy software systems.
Category: Computers

The Last Cambridge Spy

Author : Chris Smith
ISBN : 9780750991728
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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John Cairncross was among the most damaging spies of the twentieth century. A member of the infamous Cambridge spy ring, he leaked highly sensitive documents from Bletchley Park, MI6 and the Treasury to the Soviet Union – including the first Atomic secrets and raw decrypts from Enigma and Tunny that influenced the outcome of the Battle of Kursk. Based on newly released archival materials, this biography will be the first to cover the life and espionage of this singularly important spy. In 2014 Cairncross appeared as a secondary, though key, character in the biopic of Alan Turing's life, The Imitation Game. The result was considerable negative reaction within the national press. Despite this clear interest, the function filled by Cairncross remains an untold story. Where all of the other members of the Cambridge spy ring have been the subject of extensive biographical study, Cairncross has largely been omitted by both academic and popular writers, and no biography has yet been penned of his life.
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The Story Of Computing

Author : Dermot Turing
ISBN : 9781788885553
Genre : Computers
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'I do not see why it [the machine] should not enter any one of the fields normally covered by the human intellect, and eventually compete on equal terms.' Alan Turing, 1949 Today computers shape every aspect of our lives. In our pockets, we carry mobile phones with computing power that was unimaginable just 50 years ago. Every workplace has its array of desktops, servers, and laptops, and a selection of specially designed software. Many industries are embracing the promises - and the risks - of artificial intelligence. The world is changing faster than ever, and computing is at the heart of technological development. While computers themselves are modern phenomena, for centuries people have been attempting to solve complex problems, often with the aid of machines. The first computers were not machines at all, but people armed with mathematical tables and infinite patience. They were replaced by heavy, cumbersome machines that sprawled over multiple rooms. Over the course of half a century, they were transformed from an obscure tool for scientists into the quintessential consumer product. The Story of Computing takes you on an incredible journey through the ideas, the discoveries, and the personalities that shaped the modern technology on which we have come to rely. Topics include: • the birth of the computer • codebreaking in World War II • innovations in hardware and software • artificial intelligence • the internet • the challenges of cybersecurity.
Category: Computers

The Turing Tests Expert Codebreakers

Author : Gareth Moore
ISBN : 1838577122
Genre : Games & Activities
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Published in association with the Turing Trust, this collection offers the codebreaking enthusiast a tough but enjoyable challenge. Follow in the footsteps of Alan Turing, the genius codebreaker of World War II, and discover the hidden meanings encoded in these word and number puzzles. This collection of over 130 puzzles are divided into three levels of increasing difficulty, the final of which is intended for the true expert. These include: * Anagrams * Logic puzzles * Homonym tests * Number encryption * And more! This puzzle book includes a foreword written by Sir Dermot Turing, nephew of Alan Turing and trustee of the former British codebreaking HQ, Bletchley Park. Its retro 1940s cover is reminiscent of wartime book designs and makes a wonderful gift. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Turing Test series by Arcturus Publishing is full of mind-bending puzzles to test your intellect. Sales of these books support the work of The Turing Trust, a charity set up by Alan Turing's family to provide much needed computers to schools in Africa.
Category: Games & Activities

The Turing Tests Expert Iq Puzzles

Author : Eric Saunders
ISBN : 1838577130
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Published in association with The Turing Trust, this challenging collection of IQ puzzles will stretch, puzzle and entertain you for hours. Set your mind to work and see whether you have the skills to become a Bletchley Park IQ genius. These tests include: - Lateral thinking puzzles - Math word problems - Raven matrices -Logical reasoning puzzles And many more. Follow in the footsteps of Alan Turing, the father of modern computing, who deciphered top secret military codes in World War II.

The Turing Tests Expert Number Puzzles

Author : Eric Saunders
ISBN : 1838577149
Genre : Games & Activities
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Put your logic skills to the test with this mind-bending collection of number puzzles, published in association with The Turing Trust. Alan Turing was a World War II codebreaker who deciphered top-secret Nazi messages to secure an Allied victory. These conundrums are inspired by his genius problem-solving skills and are designed to present a tough challenge. Divided into three levels of increasing difficulty, these number puzzles will train your brain and improve your logic skills as you work through the book. These number puzzles include: * Latin squares * Futoshiki * Hexagony * Combiku Sales of this book support the work of The Turing Trust, the charity set up by Alan Turing's family in his memory to provide much needed computers to schools in Africa. It is introduced by Sir Dermot Turing, the nephew of Alan Turing and trustee of Bletchley Park, the former British codebreaking HQ. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Turing Tests are a series of innovative puzzle books, inspired by the ingenious problem-solving skills of World War II codebreaker Alan Turing. Each title includes a variety of compelling puzzle types designed to challenge and stretch your mind. Do you have what it takes to solve them all?
Category: Games & Activities