Alan Turing, the man who broke the enigma code during WWII, is estimated to have shortened the war by over two years, and to have saved over 14 million lives. He was later charged for his homosexuality and was forced to undergo chemical castration.

Alan Turing, the man who broke the enigma code during WWII, is estimated to have shortened the war by over two years, and to have saved over 14 million lives. He was later charged for his homosexuality and was forced to undergo chemical castration.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry Call for Pardons for Gays Persecuted Alongside 'Imitation Game' Subject - The Hollywood Reporter

Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry Call for Pardons for Gays Persecuted Alongside 'Imitation Game' Subject - The Hollywood Reporter

Alan Turing's letter to Christopher Morcom's mother. Christopher was Alan's first love, and he died very young. Just 17 when he passed. Alan was heartbroken.

Alan Turing's letter to Christopher Morcom's mother. Christopher was Alan's first love, and he died very young. Just 17 when he passed. Alan was heartbroken.

Tragic but true - Alan Turing is widely considered to be the father of computer science. In WW II he decrypted German encoded messages. Winston Churchill said that Turing made the single biggest contribution to Allied victory in the war against Nazi Germany. After the war he was tried in court for being gay, found guilty, forced to take castration pills, and then driven to suicide. Britain has apologized. ~Via Pat Whitten

Tragic but true - Alan Turing is widely considered to be the father of computer science. In WW II he decrypted German encoded messages. Winston Churchill said that Turing made the single biggest contribution to Allied victory in the war against Nazi Germany. After the war he was tried in court for being gay, found guilty, forced to take castration pills, and then driven to suicide. Britain has apologized. ~Via Pat Whitten

Alan Turing's Letter to Maria explaining the principles of Solitaire. Maria was the young daughter of Turning's sympathetic psychiatrist and friend.  Click through.

What was Alan Turing really like?

Alan Turing's Letter to Maria explaining the principles of Solitaire. Maria was the young daughter of Turning's sympathetic psychiatrist and friend. Click through.

Alan Turing - WW11 Code breaker

Alan Turing: Creator of modern computing

Alan Turing - WW11 Code breaker

Alan Turing was an English mathematician, wartime code-breaker and pioneer of computer science.

Alan Turing: Creator of modern computing

Alan Turing was an English mathematician, wartime code-breaker and pioneer of computer science.

They made a documentary about him called "the imitation game ". It's really good

They made a documentary about him called "the imitation game ". It's really good

BBC - History - Alan Turing (pictures, video, facts & news)

Alan Turing: Creator of modern computing

BBC - History - Alan Turing (pictures, video, facts & news)

FQTQ Compiled this graphic to honor his memory. And to remind us that bigotry has no place in the frontiers of science.

FQTQ Compiled this graphic to honor his memory. And to remind us that bigotry has no place in the frontiers of science.

Joan Clarke Murray codebreaker at Bletchley Park during World War II, became deputy head of Hut 8 in 1944. Code breaking was almost exclusively done by men during the war. Clarke was paid less than the men and felt that she was prevented from progressing further because of her gender. She was a English cryptanalyst and numismatist. You have Joan and the women of Bletchley Park to thank for changing the History of the World AND the fact that you’re reading this on a computer!

Joan Clarke, the cryptanalyst war-heroine, and the women of Bletchley Park (you never heard of)

Joan Clarke Murray codebreaker at Bletchley Park during World War II, became deputy head of Hut 8 in 1944. Code breaking was almost exclusively done by men during the war. Clarke was paid less than the men and felt that she was prevented from progressing further because of her gender. She was a English cryptanalyst and numismatist. You have Joan and the women of Bletchley Park to thank for changing the History of the World AND the fact that you’re reading this on a computer!

In 2011, William Jones created an e-petition requesting the British Government pardon Alan Turing for his conviction of "gross-indecency"  and the fact that he was forced to undergo so-called "organo-therapy" – chemical castration. This remains a shame on the UK government and UK history, after all he'd done for the nation. A pardon can go to some way to healing this damage. The petition has over 34,000 signatures.

In 2011, William Jones created an e-petition requesting the British Government pardon Alan Turing for his conviction of "gross-indecency" and the fact that he was forced to undergo so-called "organo-therapy" – chemical castration. This remains a shame on the UK government and UK history, after all he'd done for the nation. A pardon can go to some way to healing this damage. The petition has over 34,000 signatures.

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