Turing’s other contributions

Tuesday 13 March 2012, 7.00pm for 7.30pm (Light refreshments available from 7.00pm)

Training Centre, Elwes Building, University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, GL50 2QF

Free and open to all. No booking required.

Jonathan Swinton, Freelace Writer & Consultant


2012 is Alan Turing's centenary year and much will be heard of his foundational mathematical contributions to the idea of the computer and his wartime cryptographic feats. Lesser known aspect of his work will be covered, just as intellectually original, on the generation of pattern in biology and, among other things, on the appearance of Fibonacci numbers in plant development and demonstrating the Manchester Mark I computer for numerical simulations and graphical display to support his emerging theory, and in the process invented a new field of computational biology which has many resonances today.