Friday, 29 June 2012

TURING EDUCATION DAY at Bletchley Park

Part of the international Alan Turing Year celebrations Turing Education Day at Bletchley Park 30 June 2012 has an exceptional programme of Turing-related talks:


PROGRAMME
10.00-10.30 OPENING CEREMONY IN THE GRAND BALLROOM
Lord Charles Brocket and Sir John Dermot Turing
10.30-11.10 TURING AND ARTIFICIAL LIFE
'Turing's Computational Explorations of Biology'   Margaret Boden OBE, FBA
11.10-11.40 Tea, coffee, biscuits
11.40-12.20 TURING AND THE BRAIN
'Does Brainpower Go Beyond Computer Power?'   Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE
12.20-1.00 Lunch
1.00-2.20 TURING AND THE COMPUTER
1.00-1.40 'Aces High: Building Turing's Universal Machine'   Martin Campbell-Kelly
1.40-2.20 'Computation, Cryptography and the Limits of Human Knowledge: Turing's Legacy'   Avi Wigderson
2.20-4.10 TURING AND CRYPTOGRAPHY
2.20-3.00 'Breaking the German Codes at Bletchley Park'   Jack Copeland
3.00-3.30 Tea, coffee, biscuits
3.30-4.10 'Rebuilding Turing's Machines: Bombe and Delilah'   John Harper
4.10-5.30 TURING AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
A spectacular show by Kevin Warwick and Huma Shah with a dazzling
 cast of cyber-entities
5.30 Bar opens
5.30-6.30 THE TURING TOUR
Choice of a guided tour of Bletchley Park and the Turing Exhibition or a demonstration of the rebuilds of Turing's Bombe and Delilah
6.30-7.30 ANNUAL TURING LECTURE
'Tunny: Hitler's Most Secret Code'   Captain Jerry Roberts
7.30 DINNER
Dine with the day's speakers in Bletchley Park Mansion

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