Alan Turing: Hockey or Watching the Daisies Grow

Abby Zimet

This weekend would have been the 100th birthday of Alan Turing: Brilliant English mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, code-breaker, father of the  computer - and gay man hounded, literally, to his death at a time when homosexuality was a crime. His extraordinary story and achievements, still relatively unknown, have inspired a long overdue apology from the British government, a new science display, a year of events, an impenetrable (to some of us) Google doodle, and a poignant echo of the price some paid to get where we are

A drawing by Turing's mother in honor of his singular choices.


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