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It is hard to overstate the importance of Alan Turing, the British mathematician who died in 1954. He was a hero in science, for one. Turing invented the concepts that underlie modern computers and artificial intelligence. And he was a hero in war: He was a vital part of the British cryptographic team at Bletchley Park that cracked the German Enigma code during World War II.

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Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film "The Imitation Game", http://www.amazon.com/dp/069116472X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdm_wiIRub0S7FMF9

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Alan Turing, British mathematician altered the course of the C. His 1936 paper laid the foundation of computer science, providing the first formal concept of a computer algorithm.

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Enigma machine. Alan Turing was part of the British cryptographic team at Bletchley Park that cracked the German Enigma code during World War II.

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