Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Alan Turing's Birthday

Alan Mathison TuringOBEFRS (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was a British pioneering computer scientistmathematicianlogiciancryptanalyst, philosopher, mathematical biologist, and marathon and ultra distance runner. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of algorithm and computation with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence.

To mark his birthday, the Library would like to draw your attention to the some of the many excellent e-resources we provide, including Computer Science Technical ReportsIEEE Xplore and, of course, Elsevier's Science Direct.

Don't forget to check SOLAR for all your Library needs.


Image courtesy of Historic Preston.

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