GCHQ celebrates life and legacy of Alan Turing at launch of a new biography
Press release - 08 Oct 2015
GCHQ will today host an event to mark the official launch of a new book commemorating the life of legendary Bletchley Park codebreaker Alan Turing.
Prof: Alan Turing Decoded is a biography written by Turing’s nephew, Sir Dermot Turing, and celebrates an extraordinary man, mathematician, codebreaker, computer scientist and biologist.
Alan Turing made a crucial contribution to the cryptanalytic success of GCHQ’s forerunner, the Government Code and Cypher School, at Bletchley Park during World War II. He designed the Bombe, the first special-purpose cryptanalytic machine, made major contributions to the exploitation of the German Naval Enigma and laid the foundations for modern computing.
His successors at GCHQ continue that vital task of protecting the UK and its citizens from threats such as terrorism, serious crime and electronic attacks.
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