3 March 2017

Alan Turing

Name:Alan Turing(1912-1954)

Achievements:

- In 1936 Alan Turing wrote "On computable numbers" which explained that it was possible to build a computer, that could solve a clearly defined mathematical problem.

- The British mathematician cracked the German code machine Enigma, he invented a machine that could decipher the German armys code, so Allied forces could read the enemys communication, this stopped the German wolfpack submarine attacks on British and American supply ships. His hacking of the Enigma machine saved an estimated 14 million Allied lives.

Website:
http://www.turing.org.uk/


The Germans coded all radio communications but Alan Turing cracked Enigma

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