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Alan Turing

English mathematician and computer scientist

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Alan Mathison Turing was an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher and theoretical biologist. Turing was highly influential in the development of theoretical computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of algorithm and computation with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general-purpose computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. Despite these accomplishments, he was never fully recognised in his home country during his lifetime, due to his homosexuality, which was then a crime in the UK, and because his work was covered by the Official Secrets Act.

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£50 notes featuring the scientist show the UK is facing up to its treatment of gay men, say campaigners.
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Mathematician Alan Turing, whose cracking of a Nazi code helped the Allies to win World War Two but who committed suicide after being convicted for..
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Maths genius killed himself at just 41 after being convicted under Victorian anti-homosexual laws – but will now be new face of £50 note
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The note - once called the currency of corrupt elites - gets a makeover with the image of a scientist.
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