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Alan Turing: The Power of Mathematical Discovery

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012, join the IMA for its upcoming Public Lecture presented by Andrew Hodges, University of Oxford, on the life and work of Alan Turing.

Turing's short and extraordinary life had great consequences for modern computers, for the philosophy of mind, and for the outcome of the Second World War. But all these things, and more, sprang from his innovative work in mathematics. Hodges' talk will illustrate the way that Turing seized on a great range of mathematical ideas and turned them into world-changing discoveries.

Author of Alan Turing: The Enigma, Hodges is a professor of mathematics at Wadham College, University of Oxford, where he has taught since 1986. He was elected fellow in 2007 and was appointed dean in 2011. His work focuses on the mathematics of fundamental physics.

The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. in 175 Wiley Hall, 225 19th Ave. South, West Bank, University of Minnesota campus.

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