Autor: Andrew Hodges
ISBN-13: 9781784700089
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 768
Gewicht: 572 g
Format: 198x130x40 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Alan Turing: The Enigma

The Book That Inspired the Film The Imitation Game

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The official book behind the Academy Award-winning film, The Imitation Game, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley
The official book behind the film, The Imitation Game. This is a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of Alan Turing, Britain's most extraordinary unsung heroes, and the world's greatest innovators.
The official book behind the Academy Award-winning film The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley
Alan Turing was the mathematician whose cipher-cracking transformed the Second World War. Taken on by British Intelligence in 1938, as a shy young Cambridge don, he combined brilliant logic with a flair for engineering. In 1940 his machines were breaking the Enigma-enciphered messages of Nazi Germany's air force. He then headed the penetration of the super-secure U-boat communications.

But his vision went far beyond this achievement. Before the war he had invented the concept of the universal machine, and in 1945 he turned this into the first design for a digital computer.

Turing's far-sighted plans for the digital era forged ahead into a vision for Artificial Intelligence. However, in 1952 his homosexuality rendered him a criminal and he was subjected to humiliating treatment. In 1954, aged 41, Alan Turing took his own life.
Autor: Andrew Hodges
Andrew Hodges teaches mathematics at the University of Oxford.

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Autor: Andrew Hodges
ISBN-13:: 9781784700089
ISBN: 1784700088
Verlag: Random House UK, Vintage, London
Gewicht: 572g
Seiten: 768
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage Repr.
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 198x130x40 mm, w. figs. and photos on pl.