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Nov
22
Sat
PUP at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion @ San Diego Convention Center
Nov 22 – Nov 25 all-day
PUP at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association @ Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Nov 22 – Nov 25 all-day
Dec
3
Wed
PUP at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association
Dec 3 – Dec 7 all-day
Dec
5
Fri
Stories About Alan Turing: Author Andrew Hodges at the 92nd St. Y @ 92nd St. Y
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Stories About Alan Turing: Author Andrew Hodges at the 92nd St. Y @ 92nd St. Y | New York | New York | United States

8-14 Andrew HodgesIf you haven’t heard of Andrew Hodges by now, you ought to make sure your Google search bar is working.

Mr. Hodges, a Senior Research Fellow at the Mathematical Institute, Oxford University and a visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study here in Princeton, also happens to be the author of Alan Turing: The Enigma (1983). This classic biography of the founder of computer science is the inspiration for the upcoming film, The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, to be released in Fall 2014 – so hold tight!

And now, for some information on the real star of the show: Alan Turing.

Alan Turing was the British computer pioneer and codebreaker whose initial idea for a ‘universal machine’ (what we know today as the computer) and whose ability to solve the essential part of the naval indicator system played a fundamental role in cracking the German Enigma ciphers during World War II.

With genius though, came tragedy. Alan Turing was heavily persecuted for his relationship with another man, since homosexual acts were considered criminal offenses in the United Kingdom at that time. Stripped of his security clearance and forced to undergo certain medical treatments, Alan Turing eventually took his own life and was only posthumously pardoned by the government.


Whether you’re interested in mathematics, computer science, the history of World War II, or LGBTQ advocacy, you should make a point to attend this event. Mr. Hodges will regale his audience with stories of Turing’s life and achievements, and why they were – and continue to be – so important. And if you’d like to get a head-start on your Turing facts, check out the first chapter of Hodges’s book, here.


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Andrew Hodges is the author of:

8-14 Turing Alan Turing: The Enigma, The Centenary Edition by Andrew Hodges (With a new foreword by Douglas Hofstadter and a new preface by the author)

Paperback | 2012 | $24.95 | ISBN: 9780691155647 | 632 pp. | 5 x 8 | 26 halftones. 20 line illus. | eBook | ISBN: 9781400844975 | Reviews  Table of Contents  Chapter 1[PDF]

Dec
14
Sun
PUP at the Association for Jewish Studies 46th Annual Conference @ Hilton Baltimore
Dec 14 – Dec 16 all-day
Dec
15
Mon
PUP at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union
Dec 15 – Dec 19 all-day
Dec
27
Sat
PUP at the 2014 Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division @ Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Dec 27 – Dec 30 all-day
Jan
2
Fri
PUP at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association @ Hilton New York (and Sheraton New York)
Jan 2 – Jan 5 all-day
Jan
3
Sat
PUP at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association/Allied Social Science Associations @ Sheraton Boston Hotel
Jan 3 – Jan 5 all-day
Jan
4
Sun
PUP at the 2015 Meeting of the American Astronomical Society @ Washington State Convention & Trade Center
Jan 4 – Jan 8 all-day
Jan
8
Thu
PUP at the 2015 AIA and APA Joint Annual Meeting @ Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
Jan 8 – Jan 11 all-day
PUP at the 2015 Modern Language Association Convention @ Vancouver Convention Center
Jan 8 – Jan 11 all-day