To commemorate the life and work of British mathematical genius, Dr Alan Turing OBE FRS, 2012 was declared The Alan Turing Year. His contributions to breaking the German Nazi Enigma code during WWII were considered critical to the Allied war effort and one of the greatest contributions to the outcome of WWII by an individual thinker. His work provided pioneering foundations to everything from AI and computer science to philosophy and cognitive science.

Here are some links for further information:

– Book: Alan Turing – His Work and Impact

– The Alan Turing Home Page

BBC HISTORY: Alan Turing

– The Telegraph: Britain’s Greatest Codebreaker

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