Bank of England picks World War Two code-breaker Turing for banknotes

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Mathematician Alan Turing, whose cracking of a Nazi code helped the Allies to win World War Two but who committed suicide after being convicted for homosexuality, will appear on the Bank of England’s new 50-pound banknote, the BoE said on Monday.

“As the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, as well as war hero, Alan Turing’s contributions were far-ranging and path-breaking,” BoE Governor Mark Carney, who took the final decision on the character selection, said.

“Turing is a giant on whose shoulders so many now...


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Bank of England picks World War Two code-breaker Turing for banknotes


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