December 13-17, 2011:
Whitemore at at the newly refurbished
Station, on George Street, Oxford. Performed by the Oxford Theatre Guild, and directed by
Kevin Elliott, who says: "For a first time director, choice of play is critical.
I'd been told that a director should have fallen in love with the play if
they were going to do it justice. I'd certainly fallen for Breaking the Code."
Oxford Theatre Guild.
from Tickets Oxford
January 4-5, 2012:
Special Session on The Life
and Legacy of Alan Turing at the
2012 Joint Mathematics Meetings, Hynes Convention Center,
The session, funded by the John Templeton Foundation, will include 14
hours of talks, intended to cover the full breadth of Turing's contributions, ranging
from mathematical logic and theoretical computer science to cryptography,
numerical analysis, philosophy of mind, and morphogenesis. Confirmed speakers
include: M. Minsky, S. Kauffman, Craig Bauer, J. Knight, J. Miller,
W. Sieg and
Deadline for abstracts for proposed talks:
September 22, 2011. Electronic submission of abstracts is
through the AMS website.
Jeff Hirst and
The Mathematical Legacy of Alan Turing.
Public opening of the SAS programme (Spitalfields Day) -
all interested researchers and postgraduate students are invited to attend.
The London Mathematical Society supports the
Spitalfields Day by providing a limited number of modest travel grants for UK postgraduate students.
January 19, 2012:
Turing's legacy or What did Turing ever do for us? - BCS Central London
Branch meeting, at BCS, Southampton Street, London, arrive 18:00 for a 18:30 start.
Speakers: Dr Sue Black, University College London;
Dr Peter J Bentley, Visiting Fellow at SIMTech, A*STAR;
Julian Wilson, Associate Director, Christie's;
Sarah Winmill, Director of IT for Support Services, University College London.
Contact: Sue Black
February 6-8, 2012:
Days in Logic 2012 at the
University of Évora, Portugal.
Aiming to bring together mathematicians, computer scientists and other scientists from Portugal
and elsewhere with an interest in Logic. Specially directed to graduate students.
And in 2012 specially dedicated to Alan Turing's life and scientific achievements,
on the occasion of the centenary of his birth.
Contact: Sandra Alves
February 18-19, 2012:
Turing In Context at King's College, Cambridge.
A primarily student event, associated with the Newton Insitute programme,
putting Turing's work on the computer
in the context of work of many others.
iC@Kings is organized as part of the Alan Turing Year 2012 and sponsored by the
King's College of our Lady and Saint Nicholas in Cambridge, the
Isaac Newton Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, and the Society
for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB).
Organisers: Liesbeth De Mol, Giuseppe Primiero, Ken Moody and Benedikt Löwe
Tuesday 21 February IET London: Savoy Place, Lecture Theatre;
Thursday 23 February Cardiff University, Pool Room, Law Building;
Tuesday 28 February Manchester University, Lecture Theatre,
University Place; and
Wednesday 29 February Edinburgh University, Lecture Theatre,
Dolan FRS, who received the 2007 Max Planck Award for his work in
neuromodulation and behaviour, is the 2012 IET/BCS Turing Lecturer.
Prof. Dolan will draw some interesting links between Turing's original
ideas and the cutting edge work going on today in cognition and neuroimaging.
Hear how Turing's strongly Bayesian problem solving approaches have advanced
developments in understanding the workings of the brain and the human mind.
Contact: Jim Norton
February 25, 2012:
Suite in five movements for Alan Turing by composer Fabrizio Sirotti.
Performed at Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione, Teatro A. Bonci, Cesena, Italy.
From an idea of the director of the Teatro Bonci, Franco Pollini, was
born in Cesena this original suite dedicated to Alan Turing, British
mathematician considered the "father" of computer science.
Theatre press office:
February 28, 2012, 5:30pm:
dedicated to Alan Turing,
and the opening of a linked exhibition
Pattern and Complexity.
At the Royal Institution of Australia (RIAus) and a part of the 2012 Adelaide Festival Fringe.
The exhibition runs from 29 February to 16 May 2012, 10am - 5pm, Monday to Friday, and
later during RiAus events.
March 1st, 2012:Turing
Power of Mobility, at the Faculty of Mathematics, A.I.Cuza University (the
oldest and top ranking university in Romania). Speaker:
Gabriel Ciobanu, with talk related to the
recent Springer monograph on mobility by
B. Aman, G. Ciobanu: Mobility in Process Calculi and Natural Computing,
Springer, 2011. There is a second talk planned for
March at the Romanian Academy (Iasi Branch)
March 7, 2012:
Sixth conference of the Stichting Nationaal Informatica Congres (SNiC) on
Legacy in the Jaarbeurs Utrecht (next to the central train station).
The general theme of the conference is the ideas of Alan Turing and their modern day applications.
info [at] turingslegacy.nl
March 7 - May 26, 2012:Turing
and His Times - Three of the world's top computing museums collaborating by
hosting three events with live Twitter feeds and recorded webcasts to
mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing.
March 7: George Dyson, author
of Turing's Cathedral, at the Computer History Museum (CHM) in
Mountain View, California in the USA
April 26: Emeritus Professor Simon
Lavington, author of Turing and his Contemporaries, at the
National Museum of Computing located at Bletchley Park in the UK
May 26: Horst Zuse, son of computer pioneer Konrad Zuse, at the
Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum (HNF) in Paderborn in Germany
March 18, 2012:
Turing Trail Relay 2012,
following riverside paths along both
banks of the Cam and Gt Ouse between Ely and Cambridge,
recorded as having been used by Alan Turing
for marathon training. This is a private Ely Runners club event,
joined by a limited number of Alan Turing Year/Newton Institute programme
Start (9am) and Finish: Ely Cathedral.
Stage 1: Ely-Waterbeach (11.7m) mostly off-road
Stage 2: Waterbeach - Cambridge (Green Dragon Bridge) - Waterbeach
(8m) - mainly firm footpaths/roads
Stage 3: Waterbeach - Ely (12.1m) mixture off-road and tarmac
Winning team to be presented with (and team name engraved on)
the perpetual Turing Trail Relay cup.
Ely Runners. Enquiries to
Barry Cooper about joining/organising
an invited ATY team
March 24 - November 18, 2012:Manchester Museum exhibition:
Alan Turing and Life's Enigma at the University of
Manchester. Inspired by 1950s design, this exhibition documents Alan Turing's
investigation into one of the great mysteries of nature: how
complex shapes and patterns arise from simple balls of cells.
Henry Mcghie (Head of Collections and Curator of Zoology)
Features a two-day conference on Turing's influence in today's society,
focusing on his significant contributions in the areas of philosophy,
artificial intelligence, and computer science.
April 16, 2012:Masterclass Turing - a
masterclass on Alan Turing for high school students, organised by the
Radboud University of Nijmegen with the Crypto Museum.
Contact: Frits Vaandrager
April 16-19, 2012:2012 British Mathematical Colloquium,
University of Kent. Turing's biographer, Andrew Hodges (Wadham College, Oxford),
and Robert I.
Soare (Chicago) - speaking on
Mathematics and the Turing Renaissance - are confirmed
There will be also a mini-workshop on Turing's Legacy
in Mathematics and Computer Science, organized
by Simon Thompson (Kent School of Computing).
Contact: Peter Fleischmann
April 17, 2012:
The 2012 Edwards Lecture, at City University, London, 6pm. Professor David Stupples
will talk on Breaking Enigma and the Legacy of Alan Turing in Code Breaking.
Working actual U-boat Enigma Machines will be displayed at the event together
with a British wartime TypeX Machine which is rarely shown in public. Free to attend, but
must must reserve a place.
April 26, 2012:Pioneers of Computer Science: From Turing to Harel, at
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).
The day before David Harel receives an honorary
doctorate, TU/e will host this symposium in his honour.
Besides a keynote talk from Harel,
there will be invited talks by Prof. Grzegorz Rozenberg (Leiden
University), Prof. Jan Friso Groote (TU/e), and Prof. Jan van Leeuwen
(Utrecht University). The title of Harel's keynote is "Standing on
the Shoulders of a Giant: One Person's Experience of Turing's
Contact: Wil van der Aalst
April 26 - May 17, 2012:Gibbons
Memorial Lecture Series 2012, Auckland, New Zealand.
The 2012 lectures all concern Turing's
accomplishments and his legacy for Computer Science.
• April 26: Cristian Calude on Alan Turing and the Unsolvable Problem:
To Halt or Not to Halt
- That is the Question
• May 3: Jack Copeland
on Alan Turing and the Secret Cyphers:
Breaking the German Codes at Bletchley Park
• May 10: Brian Carpenter on
Alan Turing and the Computing Engine:
Turing's achievements in practical computing
May 17: Ian Watson on Alan Turing and the Artificial Brain:
The Development of Artificial Intelligence.
Details of lectures. Contact:
April 30, 2012:Alan M. Turing book launch at Bletchley Park, 2pm at
the Mansion House
A "special event to celebrate the publication of the Centenary Edition
of Sara Turing's biography of her son Alan to mark one hundred years since the great man's birth.
Sir John Dermot Turing, nephew of Alan and son of John, who's unique afterword features
in the Centenary Edition for the very first time, will be reading extracts from the text."
All welcome, normal admission prices.
Contact: Kelsey Griffin
May 2, 2012:THE ENCYCLOPEDIA SHOW - Series 4, Volume 9: ALAN TURING!,
7:30pm at the Vittum Theater, 1012 N Noble Street, Chicago IL 60642. A
Trivial Pursuit of accidental knowledge - The Encyclopedia Show is known to
feature spoken word, monologues, storytelling, live music, comedy, lovable
characters, and yes, even actual experts. These encyclonauts will leave no
truth unturned and no fact unchallenged when they take on this
month's featured topic, ALAN TURING! Special guest: Hava Siegelmann.
Tickets: Chicago SLAM Works
May 4 - 27, 2012:Station X, MK Gallery's Project Space exhibition during May,
offers a multi-sensory insight into the derelict buildings of Bletchley Park,
the home of the World War Two code-breakers, and arguably one of Britain's most
important historical sites. The exhibition is the result of a unique collaboration
between installation artist Maya Ramsay, sound artist Caroline Devine,
photographer Rachael Marshall and film maker Luke Williams.
Contact: Maya Ramsey
May 10-12, 2012:Princeton Turing Centennial Celebration,
Princeton University. From the organisers:
As currently envisioned, the purpose
of this event is both to take the opportunity to celebrate our institution's
role in the evolution of computer science and to tell to the world the full
story of Turing's time at Princeton. Attendees will fully come to appreciate
that Turing was as important as Einstein for 20th century science, that his
impact on society today was far greater, and that Princeton has a proud
stake in his ownership, at least his PhD. See Jon Edwards' presentation
Computing at Princeton. An
excellent list of speakers.
In April and May in its lobby, the University's Firestone Library
will host an exhibition on early computing at Princeton. Turing's
Princeton dissertation and graduate file will be on display, as
well as material selected from The Shelby White and Leon Levy
Archives Center at the Institute for Advanced Study.
Robert Sedgewick and
May 12-13, 2012:
Workshop on Philosophy and Computation
at the University of Lund. An
event inspired by the Turing Centenary
celebration. One week before the workshop an inter-universitary advanced
course in formal philosophy, also entitled "Philosophy and
Computation" will be offered at LU with lecturer Paula Quinon. At least
one 4 hours session will be devoted to Turing and his achievements.
Call for papers deadline: February 17th, 2012.
May 17, 2012:Ignazio Licata introduces to the audience
Palermo Queer Festival the Italian premiere of
The Turing Machine opera by Eeppi Ursin e
As a physicist who works on computation he speaks of the intellectual
inheritance of Alan Turing. Paraphrasing Ignazio: "I
also conjugate the queer concept in a non trivial way with a special
attention to human singularity. In this sense, we attempt a parallelism to
Wittgenstein ("Wittgenstein" by Derek Jarman is also being shown). Two men who
explored the extreme limits of the logical description of the World, with
enduring relevance to our contemporary era." Here is his
contribution for the Festival booklet.
May 17, 2012:Alan Turing - Computer Designer - Computer
Conservation Society lecture by Brian Carpenter
(former Professor of Computer Science at the University of Auckland), 14:30
at the Fellows Library of the Science Museum
Exhibition Road, London,SW7 2DD. Talk will include:
May 24, 2012:Alan Turing and his work in Manchester, presented by Dr James Sumner
of the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester.
For the Friends of the Rylands Library. Aimed at the non-specialist, this talk will discuss Alan Turing's life
and work in Manchester in the short but eventful period between between
his arrival in 1948, and his death in 1954. At 5.45 for 6.15pm, in the meeting rooms at
The John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester.
May 29, 2012:A Celebration of Alan Turing:
Lectio Magistralis di Judea Pearl.
The Department of Computer Science of Rome's University "Sapienza" will
celebrate the Alan Turing Year by organizing a day devoted to the great
in which the contribution of Alan Turing to computer science will be
The culmination will be an invited lecture by
2011 Turing Award winner
Pearl on machine learning
artificial intelligence, with some hints at statistics, philosophy and
sciences. The event will be mostly addressed to students, but other
will be present, ranging from political authorities to high school students.
the Air, at Bletchley Park:
"36 Hours of Mobile Development" ... "Bolstered by enthusiastic cheers of approval,
we'll once again be holding the event at Bletchley Park,
launching the Alan Turing Centenary year celebrations in style..."
June 11-13, 2012:International Mathematica Symposium 2012 (IMS2012),
University College London. Will include an afternoon
Alan Turing Centenary Session on the Monday 11th June,
devoted to Turing's life and work, with Guest Speaker:
Dr Andrew Hodges, author of Alan Turing: The Enigma.
William T. Shaw (Conference Director)
June 12, 2012:Lecture by Andrew Hodges on
Alan Turing: the Power of Mathematical Discovery:
Alan Turing's short and extraordinary life had great consequences for
modern computers, for the philosophy of mind, and for the outcome of
the Second World War. But all these things, and more, sprang from his
innovative work in mathematics.
This talk will illustrate the way that Alan Turing seized on a great
range of mathematical ideas and turned them into world-changing
5pm registration and coffee, 5:30pm lecture -
Crawford House Lecture Theatre, University of Manchester.
Helen Harper (School of Mathematics, University of Manchester)
June 13, 2012:
The Alan Turing Centenary Mini-Conference in Tartu, Estonia.
The Institute of Computer Science of University of Tartu celebrates the birth of
Alan Turing with a mini-conference. Conference is free and without
pre-registration. Share the word! Speakers include: Kristjan Korjus,
Peeter Laud, Dominique Unruh, Edith Elkind, Jaan Tallinn.
Video of meeting.
June 13-16, 2012:
The 12th AI*IA Symposium on Artificial Intelligence
is the yearly meeting of the members of the
Italian Association for Artificial
This year the symposium will take place in Rome from the 13th to the 16th of June and will
consist of a number of workshops, a doctoral consortium, a plenary session, a session
in memory of Marco Cadoli and various special events dedicated to celebrate the centenary of
Alan Turing's birth.
One Turing event is the workshop on
Popularize Artificial Intelligence (PAI-2012)
that aims at divulging the practical uses of
Artificial Intelligence by presenting videos, demos, proposals and
short papers accessible to a broad public.
Monetary prizes will be
awarded to different categories of submissions.
There will also be an
invited talk by
on Turing and Artificial
June 14, 2012:Software Craftsmanship 2012
returns to its spiritual
home at Bletchley Park for a 3rd year for the Turing Centenary. The
definitive international conference for the practicing software
craftsman, SC2012 will bring together 250 passionate programmers to
share ideas, practice their techniques and learn from each other.
In aid of Bletchley Park, SC2012 will this year be celebrating the
life and work of computing pioneer and codebreaker, Alan Turing, with
a theme of "Computer Science for Software Craftsmen". Participants
will be encouraged to create and share coding exercises that explain
data structures and algorithms while reinforcing good coding
practices. The best exercises will be collected into a book aimed at
self-taught programmers and computer science students alike.
June 14 - October 6, 2012:Exhibition Turings Erfenis at CWI.
To honour the Alan Turing Year 2012, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam
organizes the exhibition 'Turings Erfenis'.
The exhibition shows an original Engima from World War II and a Turing machine made out of
LEGO, built by two CWI researchers. This machine shows the workings of a computer based on Turing's
ideas in 1936. A film about a robot helping young children cope with diabetes shows how
artificial intelligence has developed since Turing. The exhbition also shows Turing's
impact on biology.
Tours of the exhibiton are organized on Thursday and Friday afternoons.
Reservations can be made through email@example.com.
June 15-16, 2012:
The programme of the
A. M. Turing Centenary Celebration in San Francisco
centres on the ACM
A.M. Turing Award winners, 32 of whom will attend and participate in
the Celebration. The Technical Programme will
include moderated panels and invited talks from select speakers and
focus on Alan Turing's contributions, as well as the history, and
the future of computing.
By bringing together so many ACM A.M. Turing
Award winners to reflect on Alan Turing's contribution and share
their views on the past and future of computing, the ACM A.M. Turing
Centenary Celebration will engage researchers, academics, students,
and the public in a conversation about the importance and direction
of computer science and its discipline.
which includes a Friday Reception for ACM A.M.
Turing Award and other ACM Award winners, ACM leaders, and all
registered attendees of the Centenary Celebration, is limited to 700 attendees with
at least 100 spots reserved for students.
Contact: ACM CEO
June 17, 2012:
All Turing Year supporters are invited to join members of
Ely Runners for a Training Run.
Watch for more details. But will be a pleasant Sunday morning
following riverside paths along banks of the Cam/Gt Ouse between
Ely and Cambridge, recorded as having been used by Alan
Turing for marathon training.
June 17, 2012:
8th International Workshop on Developments in Computational Model,
DCM 2012 at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge,
a satellite meeting of CiE
The aim of this series of workshops is to bring together researchers who are currently
developing new computational models or new features for traditional
computational models, in order to foster their interaction, to provide a forum for presenting
new ideas and work in progress, and to enable newcomers to learn about current activities in this area.
Winskel (Programme Committee Co-chairs)
June 18-23, 2012:TURING
CENTENARY CONFERENCE: CiE 2012 - How the World Computes,
University of Cambridge.
CiE 2012 will celebrate Turing's unique impact on mathematics,
computing, computer science, informatics,
morphogenesis, philosophy and the wider scientific world.
theme is the computability-theoretic concerns underlying the broad
spectrum of Turing's interests, and the contemporary
research areas founded upon and animated by them.
The conference will conclude on
the June 23 anniversary of Turing's birth with a
King's College celebration,
with King's alumnus Professor
Valiant, the 2010 Turing Award recipient, speaking at the morning session - and the afternoon
given over to social occasion for King's College members and CiE 2012 participants.
This Turing Centenary Conference is sponsored by Microsoft Research, the
Association for Symbolic Logic, the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science,
the European Association for Computer Science Logic, IFCoLog
and the University of Cambridge.
DEADLINE for paper submissions: January 20, 2012 - for details see the
Call for Papers.
Contacts: Anuj Dawar and
June 22-23, 2012:
A Turing Centenary Bangalore - The State of Computing: Alan Turing Birth
Centenary Conference, at the Department of Computer Science, PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India.
The two-day conference will celebrate Turing's
work and contributions to computing and the subsequent IT revolution while also revisiting
its limitations pointed out by Turing and Gödel.
In particular, the questions of whether, how and when computing machines and software programs
will move to higher levels of intelligence and usability will be debated.
Includes India premiere of the new edition of the film Codebreaker.
June 22 - December, 2012: As part of the
Brazilian Alan Turing Year:
Lecture Series celebrating the Alan Turing Year, at the
University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Distinguished speakers from Brazil, the UK and the USA
will contribute a cycle of
invited talks for both academic and
general audiences, focusing on different aspects of Computer Science and legacies
from Alan Turing's work. The first lecture on June 22 will be given
by Prof. Luis Lamb,
on Alan Mathison Turing and the Turing Award Winners: A short
journey through the history of Computer Science.
Other activities include:
A Code Breaker Contest
(organiser: Prof. Fernando Weber);
Computing and Humanity - Exhibition at the UFRGS's Museum; and
Contest to enhance Science and Technology amongst students
under 18 years old.
Marcelo Walter (Lecture Series) and
Dante Barone (General Organiser)
June 23, 2012:UK Premiere of experimental film
The Creator by internationally-reknown artists Al & Al, 6:30pm at
The Cornerhouse in Manchester.
"A far cry from the dry, sanitised interpretations of a man once shunned but
now revered as a master of modern mathematics, Al & Al have chosen to blend fact with
fantastical speculation in this, the re-telling of that fateful day when Turing chose to
end his own life. Touching upon the myth of Snow White, Turing's doomed encounter with his
lover Arnold Murray (only yards from the current Cornerhouse site), his subsequent
experimentation with Jungian psychoanalysis and the nature of human physicality versus
artificial conciousness, this is both a dream of loss and sweat-beaded nightmare."
(Media & Communications Officer at Cornerhouse)
June 23, 2012:TURING100 at BLETCHLEY PARK
is a one-day family event open to members of the public visiting on the historic day.
Much of the day will revolve around Alan Turing's Imitation Game, hosted at Bletchley Park, the
place where Alan Turing broke codes during the second world war,
on the centenary of his birth.
There will be a
Special Turing Centenary Competition for members of the public
attempting to determine machine from human, and male from female. Also -
Turing's birthplace, The Colonnade Hotel London, is to award the 'Winning
Machine' trophy. Best Adult Judge, trophy is awarded by University of Reading,
Best Child Judge to receiving a Raspberry Pi computer.
Huma Shah and
June 23, 2012: A Dorkboat up the Thames linked to Turing's Birthday. From
Dumitriu: "There'll be a Dorkboat up the Thames and we are linking it in to
Turing's Birthday when it docks at Watermans Gallery, book quick
because the tickets sell out fast!"
June 23-24, 2012:TURING'S WORLDS, at Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford - Turing centenary related
BSHM/OUDCE Annual Residential
Meeting, organised by the British Society for
the History of Mathematics and the Oxford University
Dept of Continuing Education. The weekend attempts a rounded view of a polymath, one of the great
mathematicians of the twentieth century, his life and his times. See the webpage for
programme and list of distinguished
June 25-28, 2012:
Twenty-Seventh Annual IEEE Symposium on
in Computer Science (LICS 2012) at the
University of Dubrovnik
in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
a plenary session June 25-27
Alan Turing's unique contribution to logic and
computer science, on the occasion of his centenary,
with talks by Robert L. Constable, E. Allen Emerson (co-winner of 2008 A. M.
Turing Award), Joan Feigenbaum, and Leonid Levin.
Titles and Short Abstracts - January 6, 2012;
Extended Abstracts - January 13, 2012.
Nachum Dershowitz (Programme Chair)
June 28, 2012:Creativity in tough times:
Turing and Manchester University after the Second World War,
6-8pm at The Manchester Museum. With Professor John Pickstone from
The University of Manchester.
The impact of Alan Turing is indisputable, so too the tragedy of his suicide. In many ways,
his ideas on computing changed the world, but how did he interact with
Manchester University - his home for his last six years? This lecture will explore
his work here and the mathematicians, physicists, chemists, biologists and medical
men with whom he worked. Free - Book on 0161 275 2648
June 28-29, 2012:Simposio
a two day event held at
Computer Science, CINVESTAV, México. There will be
eight lectures by three invited speakers (including Gregory Chaitin)
and five members of the Department of Computer Science about Turing's
ideas and legacy including: morphogenesis, mathematics of biology,
computational complexity, mathematics, cryptography, chess and
June 29, 2012:Special Event to
Celebrate Turing's Centenary, Universidad Mayor de San Andres,
La Paz, Bolivia. Organised by the
PGI-UMSA in collaboration with the Universidad Católica Boliviana
and the Bolivian Agency for the Development of the Information
Day 1 will include 6 public lectures (in French) for a broad audience, and end with the presentation of an honorary
degree to Leslie Valiant.
Day 2 will comprise an international conference on "Turing's
Heritage: Logic, Computation & Complexity" (in English) with 6 invited talks.
And Day 3 will
be a workshop on "complexity and finite models".
The conference is organized by the computer science department and computer science research laboratory at
ENS de Lyon,
and the Excellence initiative
laboratory in Mathematics and Computer Science (MILYON).
2012:6th International School on Rewriting,
Valencia, Spain. The School will contribute to the Alan Turing year by including
some specific courses which connect the theory of term rewriting with
some central notions
like computability, termination, lambda calculus, etc. where Turing made
contributions. Lecturers include Andrei Voronkov, and
courses on Tree Automata, Turing Machines and Term Rewriting (by Sophie Tison,
Lambda Calculus: extensions and applications (by Pierre Lescanne, ENS
Termination of Rewriting: Foundations and Automation (by Albert Rubio,
T.U. of Catalonia).
August 10-26, and August 30-September 09, 2012:PINK MILK at the
New York International Fringe Festival and
Fringe Festival, by Justin Connolly.
"A drama infused with dance, PINK MILK is inspired by the true story of Alan Turing -
the man basically responsible for ending WWII in Britain but later criminally charged
for being gay who chose chemical castration over prison and whose death is shrouded in
mystery. Movement, nosebleeds, electronica and a talking daisy. PINK MILK, inspired by
the father of Computer Science, explodes themes of creation, destruction and eternal love."
Erin Murray (Executive Producer)
August 18, 2012:Big Night of Science at the
Ultimo Science Festival in Sydney, Australia, with guest speaker
Jack Copeland on Alan Turing and his legacy.
Objects from the Powerhouse museum's collection will be on special display
at the event, with curators on hand to tell the fascinating stories behind objects
such as the enigma machine, code-breaking equipment, objects that stemmed from Alan Turing's
work and more.
August 18-19, 2012:The Singularity Summit Australia (Science and the
Audacity of Imagination), Melbourne. "Of special significance this year is the
centenary of Alan Turing's birth.
To celebrate, the summit will have focus on Alan Turing and his unique impact on
the history of computing, computer science, artificial intelligence,
developmental biology, and the mathematical theory of computability."
August 23-25, 2012:The Turing Festival 2012 - Edinburgh International Technology Festival,
Edinburgh, 23-25 August 2012. "Edinburgh in August is where the cream of the world's
artistic and creative communities come together in the largest cultural festival on the planet.
The Turing Festival brings the digital industries and the web into this gathering in a
celebration of digital culture and creativity. Named in honour of Alan Turing, father of
modern computing, the festival moves beyond traditional tech conferences to explore the
ways in which technology is affecting all aspects of culture and society." With special
appeal to IT industry participants - with keynote speaker Steve
Wozniak, Apple Founder.
August 25, 2012:Manchester Pride Parade, part of
Manchester Pride 2012. From the organisers:
"This years Manchester Pride theme is Queer'd Science,
in honour of 'Father of computer science, mathematician, logician, wartime
codebreaker and victim of prejudice,' Alan Turing. The gay computer pioneer was prosecuted
for gross indecency for having relations with another man in 1952,
when homosexual acts were illegal in the UK."
August 26 to September 16, 2012:Final of the Turing-tape Games Competition.
"The last practice round began on 15th July. There are now 20 games on the
web on which to hone your algorithm ready for the final (when the slate will
be wiped clean). Anyone can join in and be listed among the topscorers.
There are (cash and other) prizes for students registered at a UK
educational institution in 3 categories: pre-university, undergraduate and
postgraduate. The University of Laval in Canada is also offering cash
prizes to its students. If anyone wants to offer prizes in their own
country, write to:
August 29-31, 2012:Physics and Computation 2012 at the University of Swansea, UK.
The workshop is an interdisciplinary meeting on the frontiers of Mathematics,
Physics, Computer Science, Engineering and Biology. The programme will
consist of invited talks and contributed talks, and a keynote public
lecture by Tony Hey (Microsoft Research). The workshop is the fifth in a series, the previous ones being held
in Vienna (2008), the Azores, Egypt and
Finland (2011). Deadline for submissions of 2-page abstracts of contributed talks: 1 August, 2012.
September 4, 2012:Alan Turing: A Centenary Celebration, 6:00-8:30pm
at the Berkeley City College Auditorium
2050 Center Street in downtown Berkeley, California. With speaker
Andrew Hodges, followed by Richard Karp moderating a
panel discussion on the influence of Turing's work in current research
in logic, computer science, complexity - with panelists including
Martin Davis, Andrew Hodges, Don Knuth, Peter Norvig,
Dana Scott and Luca Trevisan. Free, but limited seating.
September 5-7, 2012:
[CANCELLEDChallenging Turing 2012,
Stanford University. An academic event in the spirit of
Turing's inquiry, aiming to clarify contemporary interpretations of
Turing's work, and to make further progress.
From the organisers: "Continuing his inquiry and encouraging further progress is a unique way
for Stanford University and the Silicon Valley community
to recognize and honor Alan Turing's contributions ...
We will give preference to papers that reflect the standards of Alan
Turing's inquiry and move the inquiry forward." Submission deadline:
May 1st, 2012.
Steven Ericsson-Zenith at stevene @ stanford.edu ]
September 7 - October 27, 2012:Breaking the Code by Hugh Whitemore, performed by The English Theatre Frankfurt.
"An exceptional biographical drama about eccentric genius Alan Turing (1912-1954),
a man who broke too many codes."
Directed by Michael Howcroft, designed by Bob Bailey.
Has had great reviews.
For tickets, see more
September 8, 2012:Alan Turing in Hastings: An evening talk (19:30-21:30) about
Alan Turing, the computer and coding genius, who spent his childhood
in St Leonards on Sea. Speaker: Dean Morrison,
focussing on Turing's childhood
years growing up in the town.
At White Rock Hotel, Hastings, East Sussex, TN341JU.
See photos of
Baston Lodge in St Leonards
where Alan and John Turing lived as children, and the
new blue plaque to
be unveiled at 2.30pm on Saturday 23rd June 2012.
Organised by Catherine Tajima Powell & Dean Morrison.
September 9, 2012:
Teams from universities and institutions with a link to the
Alan Turing Year are encouraged to enter the
2012 Grunty Fen Half
Marathon, organised by the
Ely Runners, who
will present two team trophies engraved respectively:
Grunty Fen Half Marathon
Alan Turing Centenary 2012
1st Male Team/1st Female Team
September 11 - December 20, 2012:
Turing Tests, Parlor Games, & Chatterbots, at Harvard University - an
exhibition exploring the strange after-life of the Turing Test as
it has circulated in popular, scientific, and commercial cultures. Wed., Sep 19, 6:00-8:00pm and
Thurs., Sep 20, 6:00-8:00pm - Reception, plus Theatre Preformance.
Actors from the American Repertory Theater graduate institute bring
to life transcripts of computer-human dialogue, archival materials, letters, and
scripted scenes. In so doing, they give body to the question "Can Machines Think?" -
September 12, 2012:
Computability and Logic: Celebrating the Alan Turing Year in Brazil,
a special session of the Colloquium Logicae
the Centre for Logic, Epistemology and the History of Science, and
held at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP).
The event will consist of a Round Table discussion Turing and the faces of
a Machine with speakers Walter Carnielli, Itala D`Ottaviano (UNICAMP) and
Renata Wassermann (USP ),
and followed by a lecture by
Prof. Dr. Sue Black (University College, London). Event co-sponsored by the Science and Innovation Sector -
British Consulate, São Paulo and FAPESP.
Click HERE for information on other UNICAMP
events under the heading Alan
Turing 100 Years.
September 12-14, 2012:
19th International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning - TIME 12,
at the De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.
Professor Valentin Goranko (Technical University of Denmark,
Lyngby, Denmark) will give an invited talk about connections between Turing's
Halting Problem and temporal logic as well as other work by Turing related to
the conference's focus on temporal representation and reasoning in computer
September 13-14, 2012:
Dni Alana Turinga, at the Univerzita Komenského Bratislava,
with support from a number of organisations, including
the British Council Slovakia. Introduced by Her Majesty's
Ambassador Mrs Susannah Montgomery, the varied programme includes a strong list of
distinguished local and international speakers.
September 13-15, 2012:Colloquium Logicum 2012,
at Heinz-Nixdorf-Museumsforum, Paderborn.
Beyond the focus on Alan Turing and the history and philosophy of computing,
the conference will cover the whole range of mathematical logic and the foundations
of the exact sciences, in particular, logic in philosophy,
computer science and artificial intelligence.
The submission deadline is Sunday, 15 July 2012.
Part of the
Alan Turing Jahr 2012.
September 14, 2012:Alan
Turing Centenary Celebration, at Monash University, ROTUNDA - Building 8, lecture theatre R4
at the Clayton Campus,
from 9:30 to 1:30 pm. This local celebration consists of a series of short talks, aimed at
a general audience, followed by lunch. Speakers include: Graham Farr (on Alan Turing),
David Albrecht (Turing machines), Ron Steinfeld (Turing and Cryptography),
Arun Konagurthu (Turing and Morphogenesis), Kevin Korb (The Turing Test),
David Dowe (A universal intelligence test).
Event is free -
FULL PROGRAMME and RECORDINGS of all lectures.
This is a very special opportunity to experience Hugh Whitemore's celebrated play
about Alan Turing, based on Andrew Hodges' biography, one which is denied those in the UK and USA during the
2012 Turing Centenary Year,
due to perfomance rights constraints.
La Natura dell'Artificiale, XV Scuola Estiva di Filosofia
della Fisiaca per i cento anni dalla nascita di A. M. Turing, 19-24 Settembre 2012 at
Centro Culturale San Biagio, Via Aldini 24, Cesena, Italy;
Concerto al Teatro Bonci
Suite in Cinque Movimenti per Alan Turing, 24 Settembre 2012 at Cesena, Teatro Bonci; and
Académie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences
THE LEGACY OF ALAN M. TURING - A Centenary Celebration of the Life and Work
of Alan Mathison Turing (1912-1954), September 25-27, 2012 at
Palazzo Albani, Via Timoteo Viti 10, Urbino.
September 20-21, 2012:Alan Turing Centenary Commemoration -
at the School of Electrical and Computer
Engineering of the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil.
includes plenary talks and expositions about many aspects of Turing's work - e.g.
computability and the halting problem, morphogenesis, AI and the imitation
game, unorganized neural networks and computer chess - plus biographical
landmarks. A competition will also take place in which
undergraduate and graduate students shall present creative implementation
of Turing machines. Contact:
September 22-23, 2012:Digital
Design Weekend at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London,
to coincide with the Alan Turing Centenary.
"Have your portrait sketched by Patrick Tresset's
Paul the Robot, meet Anna Dumitriu and Alex May's
Robot Companion, take part in Tine Bech's
playful game & installation using real-time tracking technology and
join London Fieldworks' digital clinic.
September 25-27, 2012:Workshop on Limits of Theorem Proving,
in Rome. Workshop is devoted to Propositional Proof Complexity and its relations to neighboring disciplines such as
Computational Complexity, Logic, Reverse Mathematics and Proof Theory. By highlighting the theme of
efficient provability, the workshop contributes to the large-scale events of the Alan Turing Year 2012.
Keynote speakers include: Sam Buss, Steve Cook, Jan Krajicek and Pavel Pudlak.
September 29-30, 2012:5th Eastern Great
Lakes Theory of Computation Workshop at Davis Hall, University at Buffalo North Campus.
This year, the workshop will celebrate the legacy of Alan Turing as
part of the Alan Turing Year. Speakers: Randall Dipert (Buffalo),
Juris Hartmanis (Cornell),
Dick Lipton (Georgia),
Amir Nayyeri (Carnegie Mellon),
Laura Sanità (Waterloo),
Vinod Vaikuntanathan (Toronto).
October 8 - November 9, 2012:
Alan Turing's Intuition and Ingenuity -
A major exhibition of art inspired by code breaker and computer pioneer Alan Turing
at the Phoenix, Leicester's independent cinema and art centre.
Intuition and Ingenuity is curated by Sue Gollifer, Nick Lambert
and Anna Dumitriu. Supported by The University of
Hertfordshire and the Computer Arts society (CAS).
Find out more
October 9 - November 20, 2012:
Further talks in the
Alan Turing Centenary 2012 in Calgary series of events:
• Oct. 9: Przemysaw Prusinkiewicz (University of Calgary) on
Alan Turing and the Patterns of Life
• Nov. 6: Chris Waters (Williams College) on
Alan Turing, the Politics of Sexual Science, and the Making of a Gay Icon
• Nov. 20: Nicole Wyatt (University of Calgary) on
Turing and Intelligent Machines
All at 4pm in ICT 121, University of Calgary, Canada.
October 10, 2012 - March 22, 2013:
An exhibition ALAN TURING -
LEGACY FOR COMPUTING AND HUMANITY,
at the Museum of the Federal
University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Aims to present Alan Turing's major contributions to Computer
Science and to civilization, through interactive installations which
will highlight his main achievements to Science and to Society.
Promoted by the Institute of
Informatics/UFRGS, British Consulate General in São Paolo
British Consulate in Porto Alegre: "Showing the life and work of Alan Turing, the exhibition will cover
the main aspects and achievements of this great mathematician. From
Enigma's Machine and Turing's decisive role in the World War 2, his
importance in the mathematics and artificial inteligence, including a
Turing Test for the visitors, and aspects of his personal life will
be presented for the public."
October 11, 2012:Alan Turing's B-Day
celebration, at the University of South Florida
St. Petersburg (USF), St. Petersburg Florida. Including lecture
Breaking the Code:
Alan Turing and Other Valuable Eccentrics in WWII by Dr
Scott Perry, 6pm, Poynter Corner (Poynter Library).
October 12-13, 2012:Alan Turing's Legacy, in Rome.
To be held at the Philosophy Departments of University of Rome Three (Oct. 12), and
University La Sapienza of Rome (Oct. 13).
"This Italian seminar does not aim to be a celebration at all. Our proposal is twofold:
on one hand we wish to discuss the real Alan Turing, his true projects, his scientific
and technical objectives, his philosophical inspirations, his agenda,
and the scientific contemporary groups who influenced and were influenced by his work;
on the other hand we wish to analyze what is still alive of Turing's inheritance and
which are the fields, that are still inspired by his insights." Includes an impressive
list of speakers (tbc).
Contact: Teresa Numerico
October 13, 2012:CODEBREAKER at ESPACE-TURING,
14:30 at Université Nice, Campus St Jean d'Angely,
Amphi 4 - Campus St Jean d'Angely, Rue du 22è BCA, 06300 Nice, France.
October 16, 2012:METU
Remembers Turing: What is Computation to me?,
10am-5pm, at the Middle East Technical University (METU) Informatics Institute,
Ankara, Turkey. A one-day conference in which researchers discuss what kind of role
computing plays in their fields and how - with the aim of achieving a mutual
understanding of what computation means to us, and whether these
perspectives suggest different kinds of computation. There will also be an
unveiling of a
bust of Alan
Turing (by sculptor
Aysel Alver) at the University during the day.
Contact: Cem Bozsahin Group photo of participants (4MB)
October 17, 2012:Royal Society History of Science
Public Lecture by Andrew Hodges on
Alan Turing: Not Just a Beautiful Mind, 6:30pm at the Royal Society,
6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG.
"This talk will introduce Alan Turing as someone who combined a wide range
of mathematical advances with far-sighted application, entirely true to
the foundation of the Royal Society, but a rarity in the
modern world of highly specialised expertise."
This event is free to attend and open to all. No tickets are required.
Doors open at 6pm and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
October 17, 2012:U.S. Premiere of
CODEBREAKER, 7:30pm at
AMC Loews Georgetown 14,
3111 K Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20007.
Organised by TODpix, in conjunction with Story Center Productions, LLC and Furnace, Ltd.
Also shown in New York on October 25 (see below).
Creator and Executive Producer Patrick Sammon will make an appearance at each event and hold a
live Q&A session with the audience.
October 20, 2012:
The Code Breaker: Alan Turing at the Guildford Book Festival,
with Apollo Theatre Company honouring the centenary of Alan Turing's birth with an
evening celebrating the scientist, the man and his time.
Evening directed by popular local director Tim Astley, with cast of local professional actors.
Replaces the rehearsed and dramatised reading of Hugh Whitemore's Breaking
the Code, originally advertised. 7:30pm in the Electric Theatre
October 22, 2012:
La Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano organiza foro sobre el legado de Alan Turing in Bogota, Colombia.
Brief translation of details: Forum Legacy of Alan Turing at University of
Bogota Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Colombia. Programme includes talks about the
legacy of Alan Turing for different aspects of science such as pure
research, applied research and experimental development. Organizer
Oswaldo Vélez Langs. There will be three invited speakers (one
international and two nationals) - including
VP of Yahoo! Research for Europe and Latin America
October 22, 2012:
Alan Turing Inspired Maths Enrichment Day at the University of Essex .
To celebrate the centenary of his birth, the University of Essex
are delivering a series of lectures aimed at Year 10 students.
Dr Abdel Salhi and Dr Christopher Saker will talk about the great work of
Turing and Dr James Grime from the Enigma Project will discuss cryptography
and Turings's contribution to the cracking of the Enigma.
October 27, 2012:ALAN TURING: pioniere dell'era digitale -
Scienzagiovane, a project aimed at the popularization of science, and
Department of Computer Science DISI of the University of Bologna
Alan Turing in a public meeting with high school and university students.
The purpose is to make young people aware of the ingeniuosness of the
scientist and of how his work deeply influenced our lives.
October 27-28, 2012:blinc Digital Arts Festival - BLINC 2012,
Conwy, Wales. In 2012 blinc 2012 will commemorate
the Alan Turing centenary. A selection of artists are creating site-specific work to run
along side the Alan Turing Centenary celebrations. The BBC Space are also covering the commissions online.
The whole town will again play host to lots of different
artforms from all over the world. Large Scale projections, VJ events,
live performance will all have a platform.
Anna Demitriu, the curator of the touring Turing Centenary Exhibition will also be exhibiting a
selection of Artworks at the Festival. The exhibition features an eclectic mix of artworks
all inspired by the Alan Turing legacy. Press
Release (large file).
Contact: Craig Morrison
Sun 28 Oct 2012 4pm -
Spirals Count with Jonathan Swinton and researchers
from The University of Manchester, at
Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4FP
Fri 2 Nov 2012 11am - 12 noon -
Alan Turing in Manchester: His Last Years and Legacy,
speaker James Sumner of The University of Manchester's
Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine,
discusses the life and work of a complex twentieth-century icon, at
The Manchester Museum,
Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL
October 28, 2012:Premiere of Enigma, The Life and Death of Alan Turing,
for tenor, video, and 6-track tape by composer
Truax. At the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, University of Manchester.
an unstaged but dramatic rendition of two key periods in Turing's
personal life, the
first from his early years when he became infatuated with the brilliant
Christopher Morcom who died young, and the second from his final years when he was
convicted of gross indecency (as was Oscar Wilde more than a half century earlier)
because of a homosexual liaison and eventually committed suicide. Separated by
piano and multi-channel soundscape piece
The Unseen World. For
tickets see here.
With support from: Canada Council for the Arts, Wellcome Trust, Manchester Science Festival,
Novars Research Centre, School of Arts,
Languages and Cultures and the department of Music (University of Manchester)
November 2, 2012:Alan Turing in Manchester: His last years and legacy,
at The Manchester Museum, 11am - 12 noon.
2012 marks the centenary of Alan Turing, the computer visionary who
spent his last six years at the University of Manchester. In his
final work, Turing moved away from designing computers to examine how
they could be used, modelling life processes and pondering the
prospect of thinking machines. In this talk, James Sumner of the
University of Manchester's Centre for the History of Science,
Technology and Medicine, discusses the life and work of a complex
November 6-8, 2012:Haifa Verification Conference 2012 (HVC 2012),
at IBM Research - Haifa, located on the University of Haifa campus, Mount
Carmel in Haifa, Israel.
HVC 2012 is dedicated to advancing the state-of the-art and state-of-the-practice
in verification and testing.
In memory of Alan Turing, whose 100th anniversary is celebrated in 2012,
HVC 2012 will host a special session on Security Verification.
Conference submission deadline: July 18, 2012. Contact:
Alex Goryachev, IBM, Haifa
November 14, 2012:Alan Turing: Computer Pioneer -
a Turing Centenary event at the University of Newcastle (2pm-6.30pm
Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building), with
speakers Doron Swade (formerly Science
Museum, London), Martin Campbell Kelly (Warwick), and Cliff Jones
and Brian Randell (both Newcastle). The talks will be versions of the talks
they are giving at other events during the year, probably slightly
re-focussed for a student audience. Whilst this event is primarily for
students, the lectures are open to the public.
Event accompanied by a
exhibition of materials and an on-line resources guide, prepared by the
Contact: John Lloyd
November 15, 2012:LGBT History Month 2013 Pre-Launch Meeting,
to be held at Bletchley Park as a tribute to Alan Turing on
the centenary of his birth. LGBT History Month in February 2013 will be
focused on Maths, science and technology. The pre-launch meeting will
deal with maths, ICT and science in the school curriculum.
organisers: "It is vital that our children
understand the contribution Alan Turing made to our nation, to technology
and mathematics and the legacy he gave to the world. It is equally vital
that they know how the state treated him before and after they realised
he was gay." The November launch will
include daytime activities for schoolchildren,
workshops and ideas for stakeholders in LGBT History Month and an evening
with keynote speakers.
November 16-17, 2012:Alan Turing Days in Lausanne,
hosted by the School of Computer and Communication Sciences of the
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), in Switzerland. The
programme includes, among other activities, talks by the distinguished
members of the Computer Science community, Professor Christos H.
Papadimitriou (UC Berkeley) and Professor Emeritius Niklaus Wirth (ETH,
November 20-25, 2012:TURING - a staged case history, a multi-media
performance at the Studio Theatre, Piccolo Theatre of Milan, Milan, Italy.
2012 is the centenary of the birth of Alan Turing, a brilliant mathematician, logician and
British cryptanalyst, considered one of the fathers of computer science. His thinking, development
and the logic underlying it, its principal research, take form in a multimedia show. The actor,
an ensemble of computer, and video, are the characters on stage.
With live electronics from Massimo Marchi.
This is Director
Maria Elisabetta Marelli talking about the origin and concept of the production:
"The reading of Turing's
intense biography written by Andrew Hodges, allowed me to know his complex life and humanity. I've
kept everything inside me for ten years, until the encouter with AGON, represented by maestro
Massimo Marchi who shared my enthusiasm for the project."
November 21, 2012:Luncheon talk on Alan Turing at HK Convention Centre
Part of the program in the 2012 Hong Kong International Computer
Conference organised by the Hong Kong Computer Society.
Speaker: Professor YB Yeung, who also plays the Turing song
composed by HK writer Ms Loke Lay on the harmonica.
November 22, 2012:Per Il Centenario Di Alan Turing,
Fondatore Dell'Informatica, organised by
Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei - Centro
Linceo Interdisciplinare "Beniamino Segre". 9:30-18:00, at Palazzo Corsini, via
della Lungara 10.
"The focus of the conference will concern all scientific activities
in which Alan Turing was engaged, but especially his intuition and
theorization of computability, and consequently the Turing Machine.
It is also an occasion to reflect on the evolution of computer
science from the years Thirties up to our days, on its impact
on information society, and on its appreciation by those who utilize
its applications. Renowned specialists will also discuss Turing's
role in other fields of mathematics, in artificial intelligence,
and in cryptography."
Gabriele Lolli, Angelo R. Meo, Giorgio Ausiello, Carlo Cellucci,
Daniele Mundici, Luigia Carlucci Aiello, Pino Persiano,
Dino Buzzetti, Gino Roncaglia. See
Contact: Tito Orlandi (Director
of the Centro Linceo)
November 23, 2012:Launch of
Take Tea with Turing, an anthology of creative work inspired by the
life and legacy of Alan Turing, edited by
Leverhulme Trust Artist in
Residence at the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh.
Inspace with an evening of readings from contributors.
November 26, 2012:
IBM - UTS Alan Turing Public Lecture:
Artificial Intelligence - the past, present and future, 5:30pm for
Aerial Function Centre, Level 7, Building 10,
University of Technology, 235 Jones St, Ultimo NSW 2007,
Celebrating the first Alan Turing century, Professor Edward Feigenbaum (Turing Award
from Stanford University will review the progress made by artificial
intelligence scientists and discuss the future of robotics.
Special Appearance by GUTSY - UTS PR2 (Second generation personal robot).
Register (numbers limited)
Contact: UTS Outreach
TERESA NUMERICO - A Turing portrait, the man and the scientist
ROBERTO GIACOBAZZI - Computable and uncomputable
LUIGIA CARLUCCI AIELLO - Turing and the Machine Intelligence
ROBERTO CORDESCHI - Alan Turing and the discovery of the artificial
videoclip on Turing life and work
debate with the audience
To attend, subscription is essential. Please confirm your name to
timosturing @ gmail.com or to 3312102332
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Contact: Valeria Patera
November 27, 2012:Prof Mark Chaplain on
Alan Turing: Much more than an enigma -
To mark the centenary of Turing's birth,
Prof Chaplain explores his extraordinary legacy, highlighting his work in
mathematical biology and the profound influence that D'Arcy Thompson had on his ideas.
5:30pm, D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum in the Carnelley Building, University of Dundee
November 28, 2012:William
Alan Turing Remembered - A rare
opportunity to hear William Newman,
Computer Scientist and son of Turing's mentor,
Professor Max Newman, speaking on his times with Alan Turing
In Room 3 of University Lecture Rooms,
8 Mill Lane,
University of the Third Age in Cambridge.
Starts 2:15pm. Entry for non-members
2 pounds. Abstracts of lectures
November 28, 2012:Premiere
TO KILL A MACHINE by Catrin Fflur Huws, 7:45pm
at Aberystwyth Arts Centre. A new play
"about the wartime code-breaker Alan Turing,
whose pioneering work considered whether a machine could think.
At the heart of the play is a powerful love story which questions the
meaning of humanity, and the importance of freedom."
Sherman Cymru, 6pm
on November 29. Also, December 5 at Swansea University (see below).
November 29, 2012 - April 4, 2013:
OTHER LIVES, an exhibition inspired by Alan Turing.
Curated by artist Maayan Sheleff, and featuring fellow artists
Turing Dames, Yonatan Ben-Simhon, Jack Kalisch, Nurit Bar-Shai,
Noa Geniger, Eran Hadas, Mushon Zer Aviv, Guy Yitzhaki, Jürg
Lehni, Oz Malul, Miri Segal, Or Even-Tov, Adam Kaplan, Alexei Shulgin,
Assaf Shaham, LoVid, Missdata, Other Lives
commemorates the life and work of the man who is widely regarded as
the father of the modern computer. Some of the featured art was composed
especially for the exhibition, while other works form a fascinating,
entertaining, multi-layered context for Turing's studies and research,
principally artificial intelligence and the relationship between man and machine.
Showing at the
Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem, until April 2013.
to the opening
November 30, 2012:
Conmemoración 100 años De Alan Turing en la UIS,
at the Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia:
"La Faculdad de Ciencias de la
Universidad Industrial de Santander, la Escuela de Matemáticas, La
Alan Turing para la ciencia y la tecnología
y la Comunidad Universitaria de Software Libre (CUSOL) invitan a celebrar
el centenario del nacimiento del genial matemático
inglé, Alan Turing, pilar de la computación
contemporánea, en el marco de la Conmemoración
mundial del Año Turing / Año de la Informática."
November 30, we will celebrate Turing Year with an afternoon of
lectures, talks, video presentations and the obligatory toast. ...
Extending our joy to commemorate Turing and assert his legacy in
Colombia and around the world, we invite you to visit our
and our FB
event FaceBook page and
further details here
2:00 - 7:00pm, Sala Sergio Gamboa, Edificio Camilo Torres.
Invitado Especial: Juan Andrés Montoya.
FOTOGRAFIAS from the meeting.
Contact: Angye Gaona
December 1, 2012:Computer History Tour of Melbourne,
dedicated to Alan Turing. One of a unique series -
Melbourne has several remarkable links to the earliest days of computers, and
these tours seem to be the first of their kind in the world. The organisers have now run
about a dozen of them, starting in 2008. Photo (right) from the CSIRAC exhibit at the
Melbourne Museum -
Australia's first computer. An international icon of the digital age, CSIRAC
was the fourth stored-program computer in the world to run a program, and
is the only intact first-generation computer surviving anywhere in the world.
starting at the Caulfield campus of Monash University at 8:45am and finishing at about 5pm.
Free, but booking essential.
Contact: Graham Farr
December 4, 2012:IMA Public
Lecture with Andrew Hodges: Alan Turing: The Power of Mathematical
Discovery. "These engaging and informative lectures are
designed for a broad audience, appropriate for middle-school students
and older. This well-established series regularly draws diverse audiences
of several hundred people. ... Andrew Hodges' talk will illustrate
the way that Turing seized on a great range of mathematical ideas
and turned them into world-changing discoveries." 7pm in
Room 175 Willey Hall, at the University
of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
December 11, 2012:The Alan Turing
Centenary Symposium, hosted by the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian,
Auditório 3 (Lisboa, Portugal), 9:30 to 17:00.
"The aim of this symposium is to mark this occasion and discuss Turing's
legacy. It is organized as an interdisciplinary series of lectures by scholars dealing with the
various aspects of Turing's
work: Computer Science, Biology, Mathematics, Cognitive Science, Cryptography, History, and Society. We hope that this event can foster dialog from multiple disciplines and provide Portuguese society with a better understanding of the impact and legacy of Turing's life and work." Invited speakers
include: Sydney Brenner, David Leavitt, Luis M. Rocha,
Antonio Machiavelo, Christof Teuscher.
Info in Portuguese
December 12, 2012:
Turing Centenary Celebration at RSC Calicut in Kerala, India:
Regional Science Centre, Calicut at Kerala, India will be
celebrating "TuringCentenaryYear 2012" with a one day conference on Wednesday 12 December,
consisting of four invited talks by leading experts.
There will also be an open digital art contest and an
open online quiz contest on Alan Turing's life and works.
To register (free), email: rscpcalicut @ dataone.in