1912 (23 June) Birth, Paddington, London 1926 Sherborne School 1928 Studies relativity 1930 Death of friend Christopher Morcom 1931 Undergraduate at King's College, Cambridge University 1932-35 Studies quantum mechanics, probability, logic 1935 Fellow of King's College, Cambridge 1936 The Turing machine: On Computable Numbers... submitted 1936-38 At Princeton University. Ph.D. Papers in logic, algebra, number theory 1938-39 Return to Cambridge. Work on breaking the German Enigma cipher 1940 Machine for Enigma decryption 1940-42 Breaking of U-boat Enigma cipher 1943-45 Chief Anglo-American consultant. Introduction to electronics 1945 National Physical Laboratory, London 1946 Computer design, leading the world, formally accepted 1947-48 Papers on software design, neural nets, and prospects for artificial intelligence 1948 Leaves National Physical Laboratory with plan unfulfilled 1948 Manchester University 1949 Work on programming and first use of a computer 1950 The Turing Test 1951 Elected FRS. Paper on non-linear morphogenesis theory 1952 Arrest, trial, loss of security clearance 1953-54 Unfinished work in biology and physics 1954 (7 June) Death by cyanide poisoning, Wilmslow, Cheshire.
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