I remember the film about his life in which Derek Jacobi played the part of Turing but the science and Turing’s genius were glossed over to a great extent. Did Turing take his own life? Possibly, but we will never know for sure.
“A new inquiry is long overdue, even if only to dispel any doubts about the true cause of his death—including speculation that he was murdered by the security services (or others). I think murder by state agents is unlikely. There is no known evidence pointing to any such act. However, it is a major failing that this possibility has never been considered or investigated.”
Peter Tatchell — Human Rights advocate
Alan Turing was a mathematician, cryptographer and pioneer of computer science who possessed one of the greatest brains of the 20th century. His life was one of secret triumphs shadowed by public tragedy. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY
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