# Alan Turing: Centenary Lectures

## Oxford University

Alan Mathison Turing was born on 23 June, 1912 - exactly one hundred years before this weekend meeting which celebrates his life and achievements. Although most well-known for his work at Bletchley Park in the pioneering days which saw the birth of modern practical computing; Turing had achieved fame well before the second world war, with a seminal account of theoretical computation and his solution to the Entscheidungs problem. An Olympic-class marathon runner, whose refusal to conform to the narrow sexual standards of the day led to persecution and an early death - Turing did fundamental research on Artificial Intelligence, Computer Programming and even Mathematical Biology. This weekend attempts a rounded view of a polymath, one of the great mathematicians of the twentieth century, his life and his times.

## 8 episodios

### Morphogenesis Then and Now

43:02

Philip Maini, Oxford University, gives a talk for the Alan Turing Centenary weekend.### Congruent Worlds: Turing, Lovelace and Babbage

49:09

Doron Swade, Royal Holloway, Univ. of London, gives a talk for the Alan Turing Centenary weekend.### What Alan Turing might have discovered

51:06

Stephen Wolfram, founder and CEO of Wolfram Research and creator of Mathematica, gives a talk for the Alan Turing Centenary weekend.### Turing in the History of Software

39:12

Cliff Jones, Newcastle University, gives a talk for the Alan Turing Centenary Weekend.### Turing in the age of the Internet and the quantum computer

51:10

Samson Abramsky, Oxford University, gives a talk for the Alan Turing Centenary weekend.### Decidability: The Entscheidungs problem

45:24

Robin Whitty, London South Bank University, gives a talk for the Alan Turing Centenary weekend.### Turing and the Public Consciousness: Turing 2.0(12)

22:30

Sue Black, University College London, Turing and the Public Consciousness: Turing 2.0(12).### Welcome Address

3:17

Jonathan Bowen, London South Bank University.

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