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Today is Alan Turing's Birthday!
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Alan Turing!

Born:  June 23, 1912
in London, England

Died:  June 7, 1954 
in Wilmslow, England

Turing was a logician who specialized in the area of "decidability,"  determining whether or not an algorithm exists to prove a given mathematical proposition true or false. His most famous results appear in a 1937 article in which he introduced what is now known as the "Turing machine," an abstract computer- like device. The ideas presented in this article have had great importance in both logic and computer science. During World War II, Turing aided the Allied war effort significantly by helping to decipher German military codes.