July 6, 2010

Father of Computer Science was conceived in India!

Alan Mathison Turing is widely recognized as a father of computer science. He was born in England. The interesting fact is that he was conceived in India. His father was a British member of the Indian Civil Service. His father worked in Chennai, India. He was conceived while his parents were in India. 

Born: 23-June-1912

Died: 7-June-1954

Nationality: England

Father: Julius Mathison Turing(British member of the Indian Civil Service )

Mother: Ethel Sara Stoney(Daughter of the chief engineer of the Madras railways)

Alan Mathison Turing was basically mathematician. He graduated from Cambridge University. He published a paper. The paper titled as "On Computable Numbers"

What he did?

Applied the concept of the algorithm to digital computers. He described a machine that can read a series of 1 and 0 from a tape. The machine called as The Turing Machine.

His Words about computer:

“A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.”

  His Words about mathematics:

“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth but supreme beauty”

He was arrested: 
He was arrested on 1952 for homosexual. He was in jail for two years. He died after eating cyanide-laced apple. Few people said that he committed suicide. Few people said that it was an accident.  He lived only 42 years in this world.

World Remember him:
The world remembers him by giving award in his Name(A. M. Turing Award). This award goes to outstanding contributions in Computer science. This award is also known as "Nobel Prize of Computing"