2012 marks the centenary of the birth of Alan Turing, an event being celebrated worldwide. Turing is regarded by many as the originator of modern computing. In Scotland the celebration took the form of a public lecture and a research symposium held in Edinburgh on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th, May.
Recordings of the events are available here:
Prof Jim Al-Khalili – Alan Turing: Legacy of a Code Breaker
His work had a strong influence in several fields: mathematics, logic, cryptography and morphogenesis, but it is perhaps in the field of computer science that his legacy has been the most profound. It is therefore fitting that the international computer science community are marking his centenary with a wide variety of events (http://www.mathcomp.leeds.ac.uk/turing2012/).
The events in Scotland plan to celebrate his achievements and reflect on the impact that his work and subsequent developments have had on modern life.