Alan Turing - The Father Of Modern Computer Science.

Alan Turing - Turing Machine Inventor
Alan Mathison Turing (born June 23, 1912 - died June 7, 1954 at age 41 years) a researcher in mathematics and computer, and the British war hero. He is one of the researchers first modern digital computer. In addition he was the first to think of using the computer for various purposes. He said that the computer can run many programs. He also gives an idea of ​​the Turing machine, a machine that can run a set of commands.


Turing also sparking a Turing test. His name is immortalized in the name of the Turing Award. Turing machine is a theoretical computing model invented by Alan Turing, serves as an ideal model to perform mathematical calculations. Although the ideal model was introduced before the actual computer is built, this model is still accepted among computer science as an appropriate computer model to determine whether a function can be completed by the computer or not (specify Computable function).


Turing machine is famous for the phrase "Whatever can be done by a Turing machine can certainly be done by computer." A Turing machine consists of a row of ribbons are composed of cells that can move back and forth, the active component of the read / write tape which has the status of the calculation and can change / write in the active cell is in the band before, and a set of instructions on how components of the read / write has to be modify the active cell on the tape, as well as how to move the ribbon.


At each step in computing, this machine will be able to change the contents of the active cell, changing the status of the components of the read / write, and change the position left or ribbon. Turing Award (English: AM Turing Award) is an award given annually by the Association for Computing Machinery to those who are elected for his contributions to the world of computer science techniques. The award is named after Alan Mathison Turing (1912-1954), a British mathematician who is considered as one of the fathers of modern computer science.

Leave a Reply