If you saw The Imitation Game you have a picture of Alan Turing as solitary, difficult to deal with, and a victim of prejudice. Yet Alan Turing claims achievements in pure mathematics, philosophy, cryptology, computer science, artificial intelligence, and developmental biology. Sir Dermot Turing, the author of the most recent biography of his famous uncle, challenges the conventional perception of Alan Turing. Using illustrations of Alan Turing's work and personal accounts of what he was like to work with, this presentation by Sir Dermot Turing will follow the course of Alan Turing's achievements, describe how he actually did arrive at his ideas, and assess the tragic events at the end of his life.
Sir Turing's appearance is jointly part of the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences Dean's Lecture Series and the College of Science Distinguished Lecture Series.