anhinga_anhinga (anhinga_anhinga) wrote,
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anhinga_anhinga

Turing -- 100

One of the big events of this year, Alan Turing's 100th birthday.

The site of Turing Centenary Conference which is happening in Manchester, UK now:
http://www.turing100.manchester.ac.uk/

Turing web site maintained by Andrew Hodges:
http://www.turing.org.uk/

Wikipedias:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing
http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Тьюринг,_Алан

I remember, 20 years ago, the first computer science class in the grad school, and my thesis advisor telling the story of Turing. That did matter a lot. (I did not know the story, which was an eye-opener, but this have also set the tone of what it meant to study in a modern American liberal arts school at that time; that was new, unexpected, and great.)

Update: conference videos:
http://videolectures.net/site/news/turing_published/
http://videolectures.net/turing100_conference2012_manchester/
Tags: computer science, human rights, remember
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