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It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-54) saved the Allies from the Nazis and invented the computer and artificial intelligence - all before his suicide at age forty-one. Andrew Hodges tells how Turing's ideas laid the foundation for the modern computer, and how he took a leading role in breaking the German Enigma ciphers during World War II. This is also the tragic account of a man who was persecuted for trying to live honestly in a society that defined homosexuality as a crime. The inspiration for a major motion picture starring Benedict…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-54) saved the Allies from the Nazis and invented the computer and artificial intelligence - all before his suicide at age forty-one. Andrew Hodges tells how Turing's ideas laid the foundation for the modern computer, and how he took a leading role in breaking the German Enigma ciphers during World War II. This is also the tragic account of a man who was persecuted for trying to live honestly in a society that defined homosexuality as a crime. The inspiration for a major motion picture starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, this is the definitive biography of an extraordinary mind and life.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Princeton University Press
  • Seitenzahl: 776
  • Erscheinungstermin: 10. November 2014
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 198mm x 126mm x 55mm
  • Gewicht: 600g
  • ISBN-13: 9780691164724
  • ISBN-10: 069116472X
  • Artikelnr.: 41050321
Autorenporträt
Andrew Hodges teaches mathematics at the University of Oxford.
Rezensionen
"One of the finest scientific biographies ever written." - Jim Holt, New Yorker