Alan Turing

Alan Turing

Alan Turing was a cryptographer and mathematician who lived during the early 1900’s. Turing was a brilliant mathematician who is now known for his code-breaking work and enigma machine during World War 2. Turing was also one of the for runners in the field of computers and artificial intelligence. His death was highly controversial because of it’s circumstances. Alan Turing committed suicide a year after being charged with indecency, or being homosexual, and being forced through hormonal castration. Turing’s work and life became public after the British Government released the records regarding the Enigma code in World War Two, causing Turing to be in the public eye, and the eventual inspiration for the Turing Law, a law which exonerates men charged of indecency for homosexual acts which was passed in 2017. In this guide students will learn about the code breaking and artificial intelligence work done by Turing, along with his life and legacy.