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us: Turing, Alan Mathison, 1912-1954

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    • us: Turing, Alan, 1912-1954
    • us: Turing, Alan M. (Alan Mathison), 1912-1954
    • us: Turing, A. M. (Alan Mathison), 1912-1954
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        (lcdgt) Gay men
    • Birth Place

        (naf) London (England)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Wilmslow (England)
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        (naf) England
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Great Britain
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Maida Vale (London, England)
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        (lcsh) Mathematics
          (lcsh) Cryptography
            (lcsh) Computer science
          • Occupation

              (lcsh) Mathematicians
                (lcsh) Cryptographers
                  (lcsh) Computer scientists
              • Sources

                • found: Hodges, A. Alan Turing, 1983 (subj.) CIP t.p. (Alan Turing)
                • found: LC data base, 8-29-83 (hdg.: Turing, Alan Mathison, 1912-1954)
                • found: LCCN 60-38765: Turing, S. Alan M. Turing, 1959 (hdg.: Turing, Alan Mathison, 1912-1954)
                • found: A.M. Turing's ACE report of 1946 and other papers, c1986: CIP t.p. (A.M. Turing)
                • found: The essential Turing, 2004: t.p. (Turing) p. 1 (Alan Mathison Turing; b. June 23, 1912, in London; d. June 07, 1954; Ph.D. from Princeton, 1938)
                • found: Wikipedia, August 6, 2015 (Alan Turing; Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS (23 June 1912-7 June 1954) was a British pioneering computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, mathematical biologist; Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence; Turing was prosecuted in 1952 for homosexual acts, when such behaviour was still a criminal act in the UK. He accepted treatment with oestrogen injections (chemical castration) as an alternative to prison. Turing died in 1954, 16 days before his 42nd birthday, from cyanide poisoning. An inquest determined his death a suicide, but it has been noted that the known evidence is equally consistent with accidental poisoning; born Maida Vale, London, England; died Wilmslow, Cheshire, England; in 2012 Turing was inducted into the Legacy Walk, an outdoor public display which celebrates LGBT history and people; on 17 May 2014, the world's first work of public art to recognise Alan Turing as gay was commissioned in Bletchley, close by to Bletchley Park where his famous work was carried out)
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