## Great Mathematicians, Great Mathematics

**Turing and von Neumann by Professor Raymond Flood**. Alan Turing (1912-1954) and John von Neumann (1903-1957) had an enormous range of interests not only in pure mathematics but also in practical applications. They made major contributions during the Second World War; Turing on cryptography and von Neumann on weapons development. The Turing machine formalised the idea of an algorithm and
the Turing test is important in artificial intelligence while von Neumann founded the subject of game theory. Both are considered founders of computer science.
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