Turing in the News
- Professor David Leavitt, featured in CODEBREAKER and the author of a Turing biography, was interviewed during a recent episode of Science Friday on National Public Radio in the US.
- The Turing Solution broadcast on BBC Radio 4 last month to mark Turing’s Centenary. It’s hosted by Mathematician Matt Parker, who was one of the contributors in CODEBREAKER. This radio program focuses on Turing’s work as the father of computer science.
- Ian Watson, an Artificial Intelligence researcher, recently was interviewed on New Zealand national radio to discuss his new book, “The Universal Machine: From the Dawn of Computing to Digital Consciousness.” Watson’s interview focuses on Turing’s contributions to our world.
- The Science Show on ABC radio in Australia marked Turing’s Centenary by featuring several Turing experts to discuss his life.
- The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) held a large Turing Centenary conference in San Francisco last month. Here’s a webcast of the conference’s opening session – a panel discussion titled, “Turing the Man.”
- This spring, The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park hosted a Centenary event focused on Turing’s post World War II work at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL). “Turing and his Times” featured a talk by computer historian Professor Simon Lavington. It also included the premiere of an NPL video featuring interviews with two people who worked with Turing at NPL.
- In May, Princeton University released a short video about Turing and the time he spent at Princeton. He received a PhD in Mathematics from the school in 1938. Princeton University Press recently issued a new edition of Turing’s doctoral thesis.