RIP Richard Tieszen, Philosopher, Logician and Kurt Gödel Expert

British mathematician and cryptanalyst Alan Turing (1912-1954) broke the Nazi Enigma code during World War II, playing a crucial role in the Allied victory over Nazi Germany. Yet, for all his genius and contribution to the war effort, the life of this soft-spoken visionary was marred by trauma and tragedy. Despondent after the inhumane treatment inflicted on him by the British…

RIP Richard Tieszen, Philosopher, Logician and Kurt Gödel Expert

He was a brilliant logician and pioneer in the field of computer science who cracked the secret messages sent by the Germans during World War II, saving millions of British lives in the process. But no machine or algorithm could have preserved Alan Turing’s own short life. The famous British code-breaker (1912–1954) was found guilty in 1952 of breaking another…

RIP Richard Tieszen, Philosopher, Logician and Kurt Gödel Expert

A celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of Codebreaker and Computer Pioneer Alan Turing’s birth has been scheduled at King’s College, Cambridge for June 15-16, 2012. Over a dozen of the world’s leading scholars and experts including several family members and friends along with a special appearance by Turing’s last surviving wartime colleague from Station X will be on hand to celebrate Turing’s…