Alan Turing’s Manchester by Jonathon Swinton

Dodson, CTJ (2020) Alan Turing’s Manchester by Jonathon Swinton. Math Intelligencer. ISSN 9780993178924

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This is a delightful book, enjoyable for anyone with an interest in science or Manchester or its university. The title precisely captures the subject matter, namely what Turing would have experienced through his window from abstract academia on his arrival in 1948. It describes the scientific–academic–social environment in Manchester during the 1940s and 1950s, when the University of Manchester was drawing talent, which included Turing, away from the Oxford–London–Cambridge triangle.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alan Turing, Manchester University
Subjects: MSC 2010, the AMS's Mathematics Subject Classification > 01 History and biography
Depositing User: Prof CTJ Dodson
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2020 07:18
Last Modified: 01 May 2020 02:15

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