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MSRI/Simons Institute Lecture/Panel Discusses Legacy of Alan Turing
Alan Turing was born on June 23, 1912. To celebrate his life and work, 2012 has been dubbed “The Alan Turing Year." On September 4, 2012, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing will host a lecture and panel discussion to celebrate the influential British mathematician.
Andrew Hodges, the author of the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma will give a presentation on the current understanding of Turing's life, work, and untimely death at the age of 41.
A panel session on the influence of Turing's work in current research in logic, computer science, complexity, and biology will follow. Panelists include Martin Davis (Courant Institute), Andrew Hodges (University of Oxford), Don Knuth (Stanford University), Peter Norvig (Google), Dana Scott (Carnegie Mellon University), and Luca Trevisan (Stanford University). Richard Karp, Founding Director of the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, will moderate.
This event is free and open to the public.
Visit the “The Alan Turing Year" website for events and more information.
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