Alan Turing: The Power of Mathematical Discovery

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Willey Hall 175
Andrew Hodges (Wadham College)
Alan 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. Andrew Hodges’ talk will illustrate the way that Turing seized on a great range of mathematical ideas and turned them into world-changing discoveries.