Today in Cambridge Highlights: King's College. King's is one of 31 colleges of the University of Cambridge. It takes its name from King Henry VI who founded the college in 1441. The long list of King's alumni and fellows includes Alan Turing, John Maynard Keynes, Zadie Smith and Salman Rushdie.
In the 1940s and '50s, a group of eccentric geniuses—led by John von Neumann—gathered at the newly created Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Their joint project was the realization of the theoretical universal machine, an idea that had been put forth by mathematician Alan Turing.