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Turing's Cathedral

Annotation
In the 1940s and 1950s, scientists at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, worked to realize Alan Turing's dream of a universal machine, which led to computers, digital television, modern genetics, and more. Because their work was funded by the government, which therefore expected to benefit from the results, it also led to the creation of the hydrogen bomb. Distinguished science writer Dyson is the son of renowned physicist Freeman Dyson, who worked at the institute in the 1950s, so you can expect an insightful book. With an eight-city tour.

Awards
2013  American Library Association Notable Books

GenreNonFiction
Science
Biography
TopicsScience history
Technological innovations
Technology
Computers
Television
Genetics
Weapons technology
Bombs
Mathematicians
SettingPrinceton
New Jersey