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Benedict Cumberbatch joins cast of 'Jungle Book: Origins'

Benedict Cumberbatch joins cast of 'Jungle Book: Origins'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 (UPI) --Benedict Cumberbatch will voice villainous tiger Shere Khan in Warner Bros. Studio's "The Jungle Book: Origins."
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Britain pardons World War II code-breaker castrated for homosexuality

Britain pardons World War II code-breaker castrated for homosexuality

LONDON, Aug. 19 (UPI) --Queen Elizabeth has officially pardoned Alan Turing, the renowned World War II British code-breaker convicted of homosexuality and who later committed suicide.
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Benedict Cumberbatch stars in first 'Imitation Game' trailer

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in first 'Imitation Game' trailer

LONDON, July 22 (UPI) --Benedict Cumberbatch portrays brilliant, gay mathematician Alan Turing, who helped break the Nazi Enigma code, in the first trailer for "The Imitation Game."
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Keira Knightley discuses her 'extreme' work schedule

Keira Knightley discuses her 'extreme' work schedule

LONDON, April 14 (UPI) -- Keira Knightley said she doesn't really have a personal life while filming.
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Codebreaker Alan Turing receives posthumous pardon for sex conviction

LONDON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- British mathematician Alan Turing, whose work on German codes shortened the second world war, has been pardoned for his 1952 gross indecency conviction.
Cumberbatch, Knightley to star in Alan Turing bio-picture

Cumberbatch, Knightley to star in Alan Turing bio-picture

LONDON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Principal photography has begun in Britain on the film "The Imitation Game," starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, producers said.

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Scientists call for pardon for Alan Turing

LONDON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A group of scientists Friday urged U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron to pardon Alan Turing, the World War II codebreaker convicted of homosexuality.

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Google honors Alan Turing with doodle

Google honors Alan Turing with doodle

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 23 (UPI) -- Google honored the 100th anniversary of British mathematician Alan Turing's birth Saturday with a Turing Machine doodle on its home page.

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Britain releases historic code papers

Britain releases historic code papers

LONDON, April 19 (UPI) -- The British government says it is releasing two 70-year-old papers by computer pioneer Alan Turing on the theory of code breaking.

Enigma machine to be auctioned in London

LONDON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A version of one of the most famous encryption machines in history, World War II-era Germany's Enigma, is coming up for auction in London.

Brown apologizes for Turing treatment

LONDON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has apologized to World War II code-breaker Alan Turing for the way he was treated half a century ago.

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Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS ( /ˈtjʊərɪŋ/ tewr-ing; 23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954), was an English mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and computer scientist. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of "algorithm" and "computation" with the Turing machine, which played a significant role in the creation of the modern computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence.

During the Second World War, Turing worked for the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, Britain's codebreaking centre. For a time he was head of Hut 8, the section responsible for German naval cryptanalysis. He devised a number of techniques for breaking German ciphers, including the method of the bombe, an electromechanical machine that could find settings for the Enigma machine. After the war he worked at the National Physical Laboratory, where he created one of the first designs for a stored-program computer, the ACE.

Towards the end of his life Turing became interested in mathematical biology. He wrote a paper on the chemical basis of morphogenesis, and he predicted oscillating chemical reactions such as the Belousov–Zhabotinsky reaction, which were first observed in the 1960s.

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