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Codebreaker Alan Turing to be face of new British banknote

Monday, July 15, 2019

Codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing has been chosen as the face of Britain’s new 50 pound note. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said Monday that Turing was “a giant on whose shoulders so many now stand.” Turing’s work cracking Nazi Germany’s secret communications helped win World War II, but after the war he was prosecuted for homosexuality, which was then illegal. He died at age 41 in 1954…