Public Engagement Afternoon celebrating Alan Turing's Centenary

Alan Turing A Public Engagement Afternoon as part of Alan Turing Centenary at Swansea University takes place on 5th December 2012.  The afternoon consists of three parts: a Distinguished Lecture by Professor Martin Campell-Kelly on "Alan Turing’s Other Universal Machine: The ACE", the display of the Alan Turing Posters based on the Turing Archive at King's College, Cambridge, and a Swansea Science Cafe event staging of Sciptography Productions' play "To Kill A Machine".  The events are funded by the College of Science EPSRC Research Fund and Software Alliance Wales.

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The afternoon is part of a series of events which are organised at Swansea University to celebrate Alan Turing's Centenary, and which are embedded into the wider national and international Alan Turing Year events coordinated by the Turing Centenary Advisory Committee. At the end of August 2012 Swansea hosted the 5th International Workshop on Physics and Computation which included an inspiring Keynote Lecture by Tony Hey (Vice President of Microsoft Research Connections) on "Richard Feynman: No Ordinary Genius", and the Learned Society in Wales (Turing Centenary Lecture) by Professor S Barry Cooper on "From Newton to Turing: Physics and the Computational Constraint".  On Friday 30th October 2012, Professor John V Tucker will speak on "What can we compute? A history of the Church-Turing Hypothesis", his talk is part of the Scientists, Science and Society seminar series of the College of Science.