The special exhibition that is celebrating the life and works of Alan Turing is set to close in just a few weeks and people haven’t got long to head down to London and check it out.
Turing was a mathematician, logician and computer scientist who was most famous for his work for the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park during the World War II.
For a time he was head of Hut 8 – the section responsible for German naval cryptanalysis – and he is celebrated for his role in devising a number of techniques for breaking German ciphers.
Some of these techniques included the mother of the bombe, which was an electromechanical machine that could find settings for the Enigma Machine during the war.
Since June 21st 2012, The Science Museum has been celebrating the centenary of the birth of him with an exciting exhibition entitled Codebreaker: Alan Turing’s Life & Legacy.
It is a biographical exhibition that explores Turing’s inspirational story and examines his influence on the fields of code-breaking, mathematics, artificial intelligence and also biology.
The life and legacy of the man is told using objects – including those never seen on display before – archive material, interactive exhibits, photographs and quotes.
However, it will only be in the capital for a limited time and people will need to be quick to book stays in luxury suites in London if they are to be able to spend an afternoon there.
It is a free exhibition so it can be incorporated easily into a weekend away in London.
The Science Museum is situated in the heart of South Kensington and as such is situated close to the Tube stop of the same name and can be gotten to from any hotel fairly easily.