Alan Turing The Enigma

Alan Turing  The Enigma
Author: Andrew Hodges
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2014-11-10
ISBN: 069116472X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alan Turing The Enigma Book Excerpt:

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The official book behind the Academy Award-winning film The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay liberation by decades--all before his suicide at age forty-one. This New York Times–bestselling biography of the founder of computer science, with a new preface by the author that addresses Turing's royal pardon in 2013, is the definitive account of an extraordinary mind and life. Capturing both the inner and outer drama of Turing’s life, Andrew Hodges tells how Turing’s revolutionary idea of 1936--the concept of a universal machine--laid the foundation for the modern computer and how Turing brought the idea to practical realization in 1945 with his electronic design. The book also tells how this work was directly related to Turing’s leading role in breaking the German Enigma ciphers during World War II, a scientific triumph that was critical to Allied victory in the Atlantic. At the same time, this is the tragic account of a man who, despite his wartime service, was eventually arrested, stripped of his security clearance, and forced to undergo a humiliating treatment program--all for trying to live honestly in a society that defined homosexuality as a crime. The inspiration for a major motion picture starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, Alan Turing: The Enigma is a gripping story of mathematics, computers, cryptography, and homosexual persecution.

Alan Turing The Enigma

Alan Turing  The Enigma
Author: Andrew Hodges
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2014-11-10
ISBN: 1400865123
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alan Turing The Enigma Book Excerpt:

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The official book behind the Academy Award-winning film The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay liberation by decades--all before his suicide at age forty-one. This New York Times–bestselling biography of the founder of computer science, with a new preface by the author that addresses Turing's royal pardon in 2013, is the definitive account of an extraordinary mind and life. Capturing both the inner and outer drama of Turing’s life, Andrew Hodges tells how Turing’s revolutionary idea of 1936--the concept of a universal machine--laid the foundation for the modern computer and how Turing brought the idea to practical realization in 1945 with his electronic design. The book also tells how this work was directly related to Turing’s leading role in breaking the German Enigma ciphers during World War II, a scientific triumph that was critical to Allied victory in the Atlantic. At the same time, this is the tragic account of a man who, despite his wartime service, was eventually arrested, stripped of his security clearance, and forced to undergo a humiliating treatment program--all for trying to live honestly in a society that defined homosexuality as a crime. The inspiration for a major motion picture starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, Alan Turing: The Enigma is a gripping story of mathematics, computers, cryptography, and homosexual persecution.

Alan Turing

Alan Turing
Author: Andrew Hodges
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 612
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alan Turing Book Excerpt:

The story of Alan Turing, World War II's secret hero, whose brilliant mathematical work resulted in the "Enigma" machine which broke the German military code and gave the Allied forces advance knowledge of German military movements

Alan Turing

Alan Turing
Author: Nigel Cawthorne
Publsiher: Arcturus Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2014-09-14
ISBN: 1784280429
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alan Turing Book Excerpt:

Spring 1940: The Battle of the Atlantic rages. Vulnerable merchant convoys are at the mercy of German U-boats controlled by a cunning system of coded messages created by a machine called Enigma. Only one man believes that these codes can be broken - mathematician and Bletchley Park cryptanalyst Alan Turing. Winston Churchill later described Turing's success in breaking the Enigma codes as the single biggest contribution to victory against Nazi Germany. Unheralded during his lifetime, Turing is now recognized as the father of modern computer science and as possessing one of the greatest minds of the 20th century. Drawing on original source material, interviews and photographs, this book explores Turing's groundbreaking work as well as revealing the private side of a complex and unlikely national hero.

Alan Turing

Alan Turing
Author: Andrew Hodges
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 586
Release: 1985
ISBN: 9780045100606
Category: Mathematicians
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Alan Turing Enigma

Alan Turing  Enigma
Author: Anna Revell
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 113
Release: 2017-08-10
ISBN: 9781522072126
Category: Gay men
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alan Turing Enigma Book Excerpt:

Alan Turing: Enigma: The Incredible True Story of the Man Who Cracked The Code If you have ever used a computer, you owe that joy to Alan Turing. Turing is known by many as the Father of the Modern Computer for his conception of the theoretical stored-memory machine (known as the Turing Machine) and for the subsequent implementation of this idea in the creation of some of the world's first working computers, the Automatic Computing Engine, and the Manchester Mark 1. Impressive as they are, though, Turing's contributions to computer science are not necessarily his most famous or influential projects. Alan Turing was one of the most significant figures in the Allied victory of World War Two, thanks to his ingenious code breaking skills and the invention of the British Bombe at Bletchley Park. In his later life, Turing even dabbled in artificial intelligence, and biology, creating concepts that are still being investigated today. Until recently, Alan Turing had often been overlooked as an important figure in history. Thanks to in-depth biographies like Andrew Hodges' Alan Turing: The Enigma, and film depictions of Turing's life, like The Imitation Game, based on Hodges' book, Alan Turing is quickly becoming a household name, as people begin to recognize that his contributions to various fields were so influential they actually changed the course of human history.

The imitation game L enigma di Alan Turing

The imitation game  L enigma di Alan Turing
Author: Jim Ottaviani,Leland Purvis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-10
ISBN: 9788858016398
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Alan Turing His Work and Impact

Alan Turing  His Work and Impact
Author: S. Barry Cooper,J. van Leeuwen
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2013-03-18
ISBN: 0123870127
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alan Turing His Work and Impact Book Excerpt:

In this 2013 winner of the prestigious R.R. Hawkins Award from the Association of American Publishers, as well as the 2013 PROSE Awards for Mathematics and Best in Physical Sciences & Mathematics, also from the AAP, readers will find many of the most significant contributions from the four-volume set of the Collected Works of A. M. Turing. These contributions, together with commentaries from current experts in a wide spectrum of fields and backgrounds, provide insight on the significance and contemporary impact of Alan Turing's work. Offering a more modern perspective than anything currently available, Alan Turing: His Work and Impact gives wide coverage of the many ways in which Turing's scientific endeavors have impacted current research and understanding of the world. His pivotal writings on subjects including computing, artificial intelligence, cryptography, morphogenesis, and more display continued relevance and insight into today's scientific and technological landscape. This collection provides a great service to researchers, but is also an approachable entry point for readers with limited training in the science, but an urge to learn more about the details of Turing's work. 2013 winner of the prestigious R.R. Hawkins Award from the Association of American Publishers, as well as the 2013 PROSE Awards for Mathematics and Best in Physical Sciences & Mathematics, also from the AAP Named a 2013 Notable Computer Book in Computing Milieux by Computing Reviews Affordable, key collection of the most significant papers by A.M. Turing Commentary explaining the significance of each seminal paper by preeminent leaders in the field Additional resources available online

Alan Turing Enigma

Alan Turing  Enigma
Author: Andrew Hodges
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 662
Release: 1994-11-17
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alan Turing Enigma Book Excerpt:

Alan Turing, Enigma ist die Biographie des legendären britischen Mathematikers, Logikers, Kryptoanalytikers und Computerkonstrukteurs Alan Mathison Turing (1912-1954). Turing war einer der bedeutendsten Mathematiker dieses Jahrhunderts und eine höchst exzentrische Persönlichkeit. Er gilt seit seiner 1937 erschienenen Arbeit "On Computable Numbers", in der er das Prinzip des abstrakten Universalrechners entwickelte, als der Erfinder des Computers. Er legte auch die Grundlagen für das heute "Künstliche Intelligenz" genannte Forschungsgebiet. Turings zentrale Frage "Kann eine Maschine denken?" war das Motiv seiner Arbeit und wird die Schlüsselfrage des Umgangs mit dem Computer werden. Die bis 1975 geheimgehaltene Tätigkeit Turings für den britischen Geheimdienst, die zur Entschlüsselung des deutschen Funkverkehrs führte, trug entscheidend zum Verlauf und Ausgang des Zweiten Weltkriegs bei.

Alan Turing Life and Legacy of a Great Thinker

Alan Turing  Life and Legacy of a Great Thinker
Author: Christof Teuscher
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN: 3662056429
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alan Turing Life and Legacy of a Great Thinker Book Excerpt:

Written by a distinguished cast of contributors, Alan Turing: Life and Legacy of a Great Thinker is the definitive collection of essays in commemoration of the 90th birthday of Alan Turing. This fascinating text covers the rich facets of his life, thoughts, and legacy, but also sheds some light on the future of computing science with a chapter contributed by visionary Ray Kurzweil, winner of the 1999 National Medal of Technology. Further, important contributions come from the philosopher Daniel Dennett, the Turing biographer Andrew Hodges, and from the distinguished logician Martin Davis, who provides a first critical essay on an emerging and controversial field termed "hypercomputation".

Reflections of Alan Turing

Reflections of Alan Turing
Author: Dermot Turing
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2021-04-22
ISBN: 0750997079
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reflections of Alan Turing Book Excerpt:

Everyone knows the story of the codebreaker and computer science pioneer Alan Turing. Except When Dermot Turing is asked about his famous uncle, people want to know more than the bullet points of his life. They want to know everything was Alan Turing actually a codebreaker? What did he make of artificial intelligence? What is the significance of Alan Turings trial, his suicide, the Royal Pardon, the £50 note and the film The Imitation Game? In Reflections of Alan Turing, Dermot strips off the layers to uncover the real story. Its time to discover a fresh legacy of Alan Turing for the twenty-first century.

Alan Turing

Alan Turing
Author: Dr Andrew Hodges
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2015-02
ISBN: 9784326750535
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alan Turing Book Excerpt:

Japanese edition of Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film "The Imitation Game." British mathematician Alan Turing is history's greatest cryptanalyst and father of computer science, who broke the impossible Enigma code, but his was a life also demonized for his homosexuality. Major Oscar winning motion picture "Imitation Game." In Japanese. Annotation copyright Tsai Fong Books, Inc. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

Alan Turing Decoded

Alan Turing Decoded
Author: Dermot Turing
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-11-04
ISBN: 0750999241
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alan Turing Decoded Book Excerpt:

Alan Turing was an extraordinary man who crammed into his 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. Now Dermot Turing has taken a fresh look at the influences on his uncle’s life and creativity, and the creation of a legend. He discloses the real character behind the cipher-text, answering questions that help the man emerge from his legacy: how did Alan’s childhood experiences influence him? How did his creative ideas evolve? Was he really a solitary genius? What was his wartime work after 1942, and what of the Enigma story? What is the truth about the conviction for gross indecency, and did he commit suicide? In Alan Turing Decoded, Dermot’s vibrant and entertaining approach to the life and work of a true genius makes this a fascinating and authoritative read.

Alan Turing

Alan Turing
Author: Rebecca Kraft Rector
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2015-12-15
ISBN: 1499462808
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alan Turing Book Excerpt:

Not only was Turing one of the founders of computer science, he also helped the British military break Nazi codes, allowing them to decipher messages that helped the Allies win World War II. Turing was a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence; he developed the Turing test, which determines whether a machine is capable of intelligence like that of a human being. Despite his impressive list of accomplishments, Turing was persecuted for his homosexuality. Sidebars offer extra information about topics such as Bletchley Park, ciphers, and the times Turing lived in, while a timeline serves as a quick reference for the chronology of key events in Turing’s life.

Alan Turing

Alan Turing
Author: Andrew Hodges,Douglas R. Hofstadter
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 586
Release: 2012
ISBN: 9780691155647
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alan Turing Book Excerpt:

"It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay liberation by decades--all before his suicide at age forty-one. This New York Times?bestselling biography of the founder of computer science, with a new preface by the author that addresses Turing?s royal pardon in 2013, is the definitive account of an extraordinary mind and life."--Amazon.com.

The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game
Author: Jim Ottaviani
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-03-22
ISBN: 1613129319
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Imitation Game Book Excerpt:

A New York Times Bestseller Selected as a 2017 ALA/YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens: Nonfiction Award winning authors Jim Ottaviani and Leland Purvis present a historically accurate graphic novel biography of English mathematician and scientist Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. English mathematician and scientist Alan Turing (1912–1954) is credited with many of the foundational principles of contemporary computer science. The Imitation Game presents a historically accurate graphic novel biography of Turing’s life, including his groundbreaking work on the fundamentals of cryptography and artificial intelligence. His code breaking efforts led to the cracking of the German Enigma during World War II, work that saved countless lives and accelerated the Allied defeat of the Nazis. While Turing’s achievements remain relevant decades after his death, the story of his life in post-war Europe continues to fascinate audiences today. Award-winning duo Jim Ottaviani (the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Feynman and Primates) and artist Leland Purvis (an Eisner and Ignatz Award nominee and occasional reviewer for the Comics Journal) present a factually detailed account of Turing’s life and groundbreaking research—as an unconventional genius who was arrested, tried, convicted, and punished for being openly gay, and whose innovative work still fuels the computing and communication systems that define our modern world. Computer science buffs, comics fans, and history aficionados will be captivated by this riveting and tragic story of one of the 20th century’s most unsung heroes.

Secret History

Secret History
Author: Craig Bauer
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2021-04-20
ISBN: 1351668498
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secret History Book Excerpt:

The first edition of this award-winning book attracted a wide audience. This second edition is both a joy to read and a useful classroom tool. Unlike traditional textbooks, it requires no mathematical prerequisites and can be read around the mathematics presented. If used as a textbook, the mathematics can be prioritized, with a book both students and instructors will enjoy reading. Secret History: The Story of Cryptology, Second Edition incorporates new material concerning various eras in the long history of cryptology. Much has happened concerning the political aspects of cryptology since the first edition appeared. The still unfolding story is updated here. The first edition of this book contained chapters devoted to the cracking of German and Japanese systems during World War II. Now the other side of this cipher war is also told, that is, how the United States was able to come up with systems that were never broken. The text is in two parts. Part I presents classic cryptology from ancient times through World War II. Part II examines modern computer cryptology. With numerous real-world examples and extensive references, the author skillfully balances the history with mathematical details, providing readers with a sound foundation in this dynamic field. FEATURES Presents a chronological development of key concepts Includes the Vigenère cipher, the one-time pad, transposition ciphers, Jefferson’s wheel cipher, Playfair cipher, ADFGX, matrix encryption, Enigma, Purple, and other classic methods Looks at the work of Claude Shannon, the origin of the National Security Agency, elliptic curve cryptography, the Data Encryption Standard, the Advanced Encryption Standard, public-key cryptography, and many other topics New chapters detail SIGABA and SIGSALY, successful systems used during World War II for text and speech, respectively Includes quantum cryptography and the impact of quantum computers

Simply Turing

Simply Turing
Author: Michael Olinick
Publsiher: Simply Charly
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2021-01-03
ISBN: 1943657386
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simply Turing Book Excerpt:

“Michael Olinick has written a vibrant and absorbing biography of Alan Turing. Turing's work as a cryptographer during WW II and his pioneering development of the digital computer helped us win that war and make our technology-driven world of today possible—all this against the backdrop of the homophobic world Turing tried to navigate.” — Joseph Malkevitch, Professor of Mathematics at York College (CUNY) and CUNY Graduate Center Alan Turing (1912-1954) was born in London and showed signs of genius from a very young age. Turing was just 24 when he devised the theory that led to the development of modern computers and he went on to achieve major breakthroughs in probability, number theory, cryptology, and mathematical biology. His codebreaking efforts during World War II allowed the British to decipher secret German communications, effectively shortening the war and saving millions of lives. Yet instead of being celebrated for his accomplishments, Turing was prosecuted for being a homosexual and was forced to undergo hormone treatments designed to reduce his sexual drive. Turing died of cyanide poisoning in 1954 at the age of 41, a tragic end to a brilliant life, and an event that remains mysterious to this day. In Simply Turing, Professor Michael Olinick recounts the life and work of a man who, along with Newton and Darwin, is considered one of the three most influential British scientists of all time. Prof. Olinick provides an accessible explanation of Turing’s monumental achievements, while introducing us to the friends, colleagues, and rivals who shared his life, and exploring the controversy surrounding his death. For anyone interested in the beginnings of our computer-defined age, or anyone who wants a better understanding of why LGBTQ rights are so important, Simply Turing is an indispensable and fascinating introduction to a man who was both ahead of his time and a tragic victim of it.

X Y Z

X  Y   Z
Author: Dermot Turing
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN: 075098967X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

X Y Z Book Excerpt:

It’s common knowledge that the Enigma cipher was broken at Bletchley Park, but less is known of the background: an exhilarating spy story of secret documents smuggled across borders, hair-raising escapes, Gestapo interrogations and betrayals. At the heart of it is the decisive role of Polish mathematicians and French spymasters who helped Britain’s codebreakers change the course of the Second World War. X, Y & Z is the real story of how Enigma was broken.

Turing and the Universal Machine Icon Science

Turing and the Universal Machine  Icon Science
Author: Jon Agar
Publsiher: Icon Books
Total Pages: 75
Release: 2017-09-07
ISBN: 1785782533
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Turing and the Universal Machine Icon Science Book Excerpt:

The history of the computer is entwined with that of the modern world and most famously with the life of one man, Alan Turing. How did this device, which first appeared a mere 50 years ago, come to structure and dominate our lives so totally? An enlightening mini-biography of a brilliant but troubled man.