Computer Magazine Celebrates Alan Turing's 100th Birthday with Bletchley Park Video
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 22 June, 2012 – In commemoration of the 100th birthday of Alan Turing, Computer magazine produced a video documenting the research center where the computer science pioneer, mathematician, and wartime code-breaker did much of his early work.
View the "Alan Turing at Bletchley Park" video via the IEEE Computer Society's YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nK_ft0Lf1s&list=PL54E3809040EE1338.
Considered the birthplace of modern computer science, Bletchley Park is located between Cambridge and Oxford universities, north of London. As the world's first "skunk works," it gathered leading researchers in a highly collaborative environment to help crack German codes during World War II as well as solve broader computing problems.
Turing was one of the handful of researchers who were recruited to work at the facility. While at the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, Turing was responsible for German naval cryptanalysis. He devised several techniques for breaking German ciphers, including the BOMBE, an electromechanical machine that could find settings for the Enigma machine.
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