Turing Lectures From Andrew Hodges
Written by Sue Gee   
Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Among the Turing Centenary events that have still to take place there are two lectures on Turing's life, work and untimely death by his biographer, Andrew Hodges.

Mathematician and author of Alan Turing: The Enigma, Dr Andrew Hodges, who is Dean of Wadham College Oxford, will be in Berkeley, California, next week as guest lecturer at a public event organized by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing.

The event, Alan Turing: A Centenary Celebration takes place on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, from 6:00–8:30 PM at Berkeley City College Auditorium. Following Andrew Hodges' presentation on our current understanding of Turing's life, work, and untimely death at the age of 41 there will be a panel discussion on the influence of Turing's work in current research in logic, computer science, complexity, and biology. will follow. Other panelists will include Don Knuth (Stanford University), Peter Norvig (Google), Martin Davis (Courant Institute), Dana Scott (Carnegie Mellon University) and Luca Trevisan (Stanford University) and its discussion will be moderated by Richard Karp, Founding Director of the Simons Institute.

Back in the UK, on October 17, 2012 at The Royal Society, London from 6:30-7:30 PM Andrew Hodges will deliver a lecture entitled "Alan Turing: Not Just a Beautiful Mind" in which he will introduce Alan Turing, who was elected to the Royal Society in 1951 for his definition of the theory of computability, as someone who combined a wide range of mathematical advances with far-sighted application, entirely true to the foundation of the Royal Society.

 

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Both these events have free admission and tickets are not required but in both cases seats will be limited.

More Information

Alan Turing: A Centenary Celebration - MSRI, Berkeley

Alan Turing: Not Just a Beautiful Mind - Royal Society, London

Alan Turing Year website

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