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  • Computer Magazine Celebrates Alan Turing's 100th Birthday with Bletchley Park Video

    LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 22 June, 2012 In commemoration of the 100thbirthday of Alan

    Turing, Computer magazine produced a video documenting the research center where the computer science

    pioneer, mathematician, and wartime code-breaker did much of his early work.

    View the "Alan Turing at Bletchley Park" video via the IEEE Computer Society's YouTube channel


    Considered the birthplace of modern computer science, Bletchley Park is located between Cambridge and Oxford

    universities, north of London. As the world's first "skunk works," it gathered leading researchers in a highly

    collaborative environment to help crack German codes during World War II as well as solve broader computing


    Turing was one of the handful of researchers who were recruited to work at the facility. While at the Government

    Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, Turing was responsible for German naval cryptanalysis. He devised

    several techniques for breaking German ciphers, including the BOMBE, an electromechanical machine that could

    find settings for the Enigma machine.

    Each month, Computer magazine includes videos and podcasts to supplement its feature articles and columns. For

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