Alan Turing, the recognised as the father of modern computer science, will be honored by appearing on a United Kingdom banknote. Mr Turing was chosen ahead of many British historical to be the face of the new £50 note. Turing was in helping Britain and its win World War II. He helped to crack the Enigma the Nazis used to send to military . He invented a giant computer to do so. The computer ushered in the of modern computing and the start of intelligence.
Alan Turing was a maths and excelled in the . He was born in London in 1912 and graduated from Cambridge University. He outlined his of creating an algorithm-based computing . He said: "This is only a of what is to come, and only the of what is going to be." His is behind all today's computers. Despite his role in ending WWII, he was persecuted after the war for being . Being gay was illegal in the UK until 1967. Turing died in 1954, aged 41, in what police said was .