Science WWII and Alan Turing 


Written for Canadian Community News by Mike Sterling

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Remembrance Day is supposed to remind us of the heroes and horrors of war.  One hero needs special attention.

Alan Turing was a brilliant mathematician who helped save the world.  His work along with others at Bletchley Park In England may  have shortened the war by as much as 2 years.

He also was one of the founders of computer science.  The way we live is influenced by Turing's ideas every day.

By dint of brilliant planning and unheard of far sighted leaders the Perimeter Institute exists in Waterloo Institute.  They have gathered together many of the world's leading mathematicians and scientists.  They  host interesting lectures and you can find them by going to Canadian Community News.

I go all the time to find out what's happening in the world.  The Perimeter Institute featured a lecture on Turing and his work in breaking the German code by decyphering the Enigma Machine.  It's an adventure story and worth everyone's time.  You can find the video directly.  Just fast forward to it. Read More  It's about an hour long.  You will like what you hear and see.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013