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Submission + - Science Museum showcases Alan Turing - Codebreaking, computing & bigotry (

concertina226 writes: A new exhibition celebrating the life and works of modern computing pioneer Alan Turing has opened at the Science Museum in London to mark his 100th birthday.

Some of the machines showcased at the Science Museum include the Pilot ACE computer that Turing developed for the British government at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in 1950, as well as original German military Enigma cipher machines and the working aid used to break Enigma's code from Bletchley Park, which has never before been displayed outside the top secret UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).

Bringing together the most extensive collection of Turing artefacts ever assembled under one roof, "Codebreaker — Alan Turing's life and legacy" will explore the impact Turing's work has had on computer science in the 21st century as well as showcasing his secret codebreaking work at Bletchley Park during World War II and his post-war work at the National Physical Laboratory.

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