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Queen Grants Royal Pardon To WWII Codebreaker Alan Turing
2013-12-24 07:00:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Alan Turing, a computer pioneer of his time and World War II codebreaker who may have single-handedly shortened a long conflict and saved thousands of lives, is getting a Royal Pardon from Queen Elizabeth II. Turing was chemically castrated in 1952 after being convicted of homosexuality, which at the time was a criminal offense in Britain. Along with the conviction, Turing lost his security clearance and was forced to stop his...

2013-12-09 12:29:12

EVANSTON, Ill., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Turing Group, an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, launched today to offer companies a one-stop-shop for the design, implementation and management of IT infrastructures in the cloud. Turing Group's cofounders are Eric Dynowski, who previously served as head of global infrastructure for a $10 billion hedge fund, and Brendan Caulfield, who was a senior infrastructure executive with the same group. "The time we spent running a...

Stephen Hawking Among Those Calling For Pardon Of Alan Turing
2012-12-15 06:49:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Professor Stephen Hawking is among those calling upon British Prime Minister David Cameron to pardon Alan Turing, the mathematician and computer scientist who was instrumental in the breaking of the Enigma code during World War II but was later found guilty of violating laws banning homosexuality. Hawking, Astronomer Royal Lord Rees, Royal Society President Sir Paul Nurse, and eight other prominent figures signed a letter sent to...

2012-06-14 06:27:53

SAN FRANCISCO, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: The Enduring Power of Alan Turing's Thinking Machine(http://turing100.acm.org/index.cfm?p=home) 34 ACM Turing Award winners from the last 50 years and world-renowned computer scientists and technology pioneers discuss Turing's legacy and his impact on their work Moderated panels and invited talks on how computing has changed our world Reception June 15 to follow program events WHY: The computing community celebrates Alan Turing's...

2012-01-30 14:05:00

NYC Turing Fellows Program: The Best Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics Students Compete for Summer Fellowships at New York City´s Most Innovative Technology Startups (PRWEB) January 30, 2012 The second annual NYC Turing Fellows Program, which matches outstanding students to paid summer internships with leading technology startups, is now accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students across the U.S. and Canada. The program is open to students studying...

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2010-03-10 06:35:00

A Microsoft Corp. researcher won one of technology's most coveted prizes on Tuesday after he designed and built what is widely considered the first modern personal computer. The $250,000 Turing Award went to Charles Thacker, who led the hardware development at Xerox Corp.'s famous Palo Alto Research Center, or PARC, in the 1970s.  He took part in developing innovative display and other technologies there that helped inspire future generations of computers. Thacker also co-invented the...