This website is dedicated to the memory of Alan Matheson Turing.
|It is estimated that every Saturday night, people gamble on the lottery, with 1:14,000,000 chance of winning.
During the 2nd world war, the Nazis were able to communicate with their submarines using a code called enigma.
The code was based on a key with 1:150,000,000,000,000 possible combinations.
|Turing was able to crack the Nazi code, which saved more than a million lives, and is estimated to have ended the war 3 years early.
He was persecuted for his sexuality (he was gay) which ultimately caused him to take his own life.
Me standing outside Bletchley Park, the centre for code breaking in the UK, during the 2nd world war.
|The re-built colossus computer that Turing created.
I read recently that the Turing Bombe had been recreated. You can read about it here.
|In Manchester City centre there is a monument to Turing in the gay village (I try to visit it whenever I am in Manchester, I took this picture one lunchtime).
There is also a small park on Allan Turing way in In Beswick, where I go whenever I need to think about things or make an important decision.
The Government have given a full apology for his treatment, although requests for a posthumous Knighthood have yet to be answered.