A beautiful mind
Jun 21st 2012, 22:11 by T.C. | LONDON
Babbage ~ The Economist

LIKE artists, many scientists do not achieve the fame they deserve until after they are dead. Alan Turing, the British mathematician best-known for his codebreaking exploits at Bletchley Park during the second world war, and for fathering the information age, is a perfect example. The secret nature of his wartime work and the rarefied abstractness of his best-known papers – as well as his 1952 conviction for homosexual sex, which was illegal at the time – conspired to keep him relatively little-known for decades after his suicide in 1954.
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