Pablo Hoffman was the first to forwarded the story about the Bank of England's choice of Alan Turing for their new £50 banknote. Thanks. Here's
an excerpt from a BBC News article. -Editor
Computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing will feature on the new design of the Bank of England's £50 note.
He is celebrated for his code-cracking work that proved vital to the Allies in World War Two.
The £50 note will be the last of the Bank of England collection to switch from paper to polymer when it enters circulation by the end of 2021.
"Alan Turing was an outstanding mathematician whose work has had an enormous impact on how we live today," said Bank of England governor Mark
"As the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, as well as a war hero, Alan Turing's contributions were far-ranging and path
breaking. Turing is a giant on whose shoulders so many now stand."
The work of Alan Turing, who was educated in Sherborne, Dorset, helped accelerate Allied efforts to read German Naval messages enciphered with the Enigma
Less celebrated is the pivotal role he played in the development of early computers, first at the National Physical Laboratory and later at the University
To read the complete article, see:
New face of the Bank of England's £50 note is revealed as Alan Turing
Excellent choice. Turing was a pioneer and founder of our modern world - generations ahead of his time. Chip Howell, Arthur Shippee and other readers
forwarded versions of the story. Thanks, everyone. -Editor
Wayne Homren, Editor
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