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Heroes Of Science Fan Art

By Vadim Newquist Jun 19, 2013

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Alan Turing

Alan Mathison Turing was an English mathematician, computer scientist and code breaker, and few scientists have had as much of an impact on modern technology than he. Turing formalized concepts of computing and algorithms with his 'Turing Machine', an early predecessor of the computers of today. In addition to that, Turing served as a codebreaker in WW II, and it's said his work provided vital intelligence to the good guys. Turing died at the young age of 42, but accomplished so much in his lifetime.

"A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human."

By Dawn Johnston

Tags: science, slideshows, art, fan art, deviantart

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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