Happy Alan Turing Day!

It’s Alan Turing’s 100th birthday today, which he sadly didn’t survive to see, having killed himself shortly before his 42nd. His name quickly brings to mind his famous Turing machine, but perhaps his greatest contribution was his efforts cracking the Germans’ code during the Second World War.

Radiolab has a great episode about Turing’s work over here, and Brain Pickings has his lending library records here. Enjoy!

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