Alan Turing-Inspired Novel Wins Wellcome Book Prize

Alan Turing-Inspired Novel Wins Wellcome Book Prize

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Alan Turing is regarded as one of the most highly influential scientists of all time. He was a brilliant mathematician during World War II who’s genius helped decode German naval Enigma messages, which were crucial in helping the allies defeat the Nazis. Unfortunately, Turing was never fully recognized during his time for one very tragic reason.       Homosexuality was a crime in the UK during the early 1900s. Since Turing was secretly in a relationship with a man at the time, he was eventually arrested for “gross indecency”. Rather than face jail time, Turing agreed to chemical castration …