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Alan Mathison Turing 2004: A celebration of his life and achievements

Manchester University, 5 June, 2004

Alan Mathison Turing (1912-1954) - A celebration of his life and achievements

Alan Turing is well known for his Turing test in artificial intelligence, but the full range of his contributions in a wide variety of disparate disciplines is perhaps not so well appreciated.  Hence the impetus for this conference - the only one in the UK in 2004 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Turing's death - to attempt to provide an overview that encompassed this remarkable man's pioneering work in several diverse fields.

The conference comprised five in-depth presentations covering Turing's

  • life and work (Dr Andrew Hodges)

and Turing's leading role in the following key areas:

  • logic (Professor Barry Cooper);
  • computing (Dr David Anderson);
  • artificial intelligence (Professor B. Jack Copeland), and
  • biology (in particular morphogenesis) (Dr Jonathan Swinton).

PDF fileTuring 2004 Poster


This conference was sponsored by British Logic Colloquium, The London Mathematical Society and BSHM

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