In honor of the 100th anniversary of mathematician and logician Alan Turing's birth, the final installment of a two-part series explores the life of Turing as told by some of the most influential computer scientists in the world.

At the Association for Computing Machinery's 2012 Turing Award celebration, I discussed Turing, the father of computer science, with Frances Allen, Charles Bachman, Vint Cerf, Dame Wendy Hall, William Newman, Christos Papadimitriou and Judea Pearl.

Click the link below and/or watch the video above to hear their stories--and please view Part 1 of “Alan Turing: His Mind, His Life” below.

Talk nerdy to me by leaving a comment at the bottom of the page.


Video produced by Christopher Sprinkle and Cara Santa Maria. Shot by Roddy Blelloch. Special thanks to Virginia Gold and the Association for Computing Machinery.

To learn more about the people featured in this piece, visit the following websites:

Frances Allen
Charles Bachman
Vint Cerf
Wendy Hall
William Newman
Christos Papadimitriou
Judea Pearl

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