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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Turing's 100th Birthday Party at King's College, 15-16 June 2012, Cambridge (U.K.)



Turing's 100th Birthday Party celebrating his life and work will be held at King's College, 
Cambridge?Turing's beloved intellectual home.

Speakers include leading broadcasters and experts on Turing, as well as members of the Turing 
family and others who knew him personally?pioneers of computing who worked alongside him, 
building and programming the first computers as well as investigating his mathematical theory 
of how living matter grows.

Codebreaker Jerry Roberts, one of Turing's last surviving wartime colleagues from Station X, 
will give the King's College Turing Centenary Lecture followed by a movie about the Bletchley 
Park codebreakers.

There will be lectures on Turing's contributions to: the Second World War, the development of 
our technological society, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Life, the theory and practice of 
computing, and the understanding of the human mind.

Turing's 100th Birthday Party coincides with the majorTuring Centenary congressin Cambridge, 
allowing guests to attend both events if they wish.

For more information about the event, please go


  *  Sir John Dermot Turing
  *  Jon Agar
  *  Margaret Boden, OBE
  *  Martin Campbell-Kelly
  *  Brian Carpenter
  *  Jack Copeland
  *  Daniel Dennett
  *  Robert Doran
  *  William Newman
  *  Teresa Numerico
  *  Brian Oakley
  *  Brian Randell
  *  Bernard Richards
  *  Jerry Roberts
  *  Simon Singh
  *  Doron Swade
  *  Stephen Wolfram
  *  Michael Woodger


Please register early, places are limited.To register, please

Transport and accommodation

For information about how to arrive in King's College, and places to stay, 
please visit:http://sites.google.com/site/turingace2012/hotels


Turing 100th Birthday Party is being organised by Jack Copeland 
(jack.copeland@canterbury.ac.nz) and Mark Sprevak (mark.sprevak@ed.ac.uk).