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Alan Turing: A Centenary Celebration September 04, 2012 (06:00PM PDT - 07:00PM PDT)
Location: Berkeley City College
Description Alan Turing: A Centenary Celebration

Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 6:008:30 PM
Berkeley City College Auditorium
2050 Center Street in downtown Berkeley (near the Berkeley BART station; see map

Alan M. Turing (1912–1954) was a mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist. He formalized the concepts of "algorithm" and "computation" via the Turing machine, providing a blueprint for the electronic digital computer, and is widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence.

In celebration of the life and work of this pioneer of our digital age, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing invite the public to a lecture and panel discussion.

Andrew Hodges, the author of the acclaimed biography Alan Turing: The Enigma (newly issued this year in a Centenary edition) will give a presentation on our current understanding of Turing's life, work, and untimely death at the age of 41.

A panel discussion on the influence of Turing's work in current research in logic, computer science, complexity, and biology will follow.  Richard Karp, Founding Director of the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, will moderate.  The panelists will include Martin Davis (Courant Institute), Andrew Hodges (University of Oxford), Don Knuth (Stanford University), Peter Norvig (Google), Dana Scott (Carnegie Mellon University), and Luca Trevisan (Stanford University).

   6:00–7:00 PM - Lecture by Andrew Hodges
   7:15–8:30 PM - Panel Discussion

Download the above poster    FREE ADMISSION -- Please note that seating will be limited.

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