## Celebrating Alan Turing's birthday

Submitted by jemh4 on June 23, 2014More recently, much public attention has focused on the controversy surrounding his 1952 conviction for gross indecency under the punitive anti-homosexuality laws in force in Britain at the time: an official pardon was issued by the British government in December 2013. Turing's life and work has also inspired several representations on stage and screen, including the acclaimed play and BBC drama *Breaking the Code* and a forthcoming film, *The Imitation Game*, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley.

To celebrate Turing's birthday, learn more about his contributions to mathematics with these Plus articles, and watch the video below, produced by the University of Cambridge to mark Turing's centenary in 2012, in which James Grime (who works alongside *Plus* as part of the Millennium Mathematics Project) gives an overview of Turing's story.