De Nederlandse Vereniging voor Logica &
Wijsbegeerte der Exacte Wetenschappen
Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam
Amsterdam, 5 October 2012
Organizers. Benedikt Löwe (Amsterdam & Hamburg) & Rineke Verbrugge (Groningen)
The year 2012 marks the centenary of the birth of Alan M. Turing, one of the fathers of the modern computer, a key figure in the decryption of the secret codes of the Nazis in the second world war, and a contributor of key ideas to many areas of modern science, in particular in the mathematical sciences. All over the world, researchers are celebrating the 100th birthday of this great and inspiring scientist by workshops and conferences. Given that Turing laid the foundations to so many different research areas (from logic via computability to artificial intelligence), these events tend to be very interesting interdisciplinary events, bringing together researchers from different disciplines.
The Nederlandse Vereniging voor Logica & Wijsbegeerte der Exacte Wetenschappen (VvL) decided to add an opportunity for the Dutch community of researchers to engage in similarly fruitful discussions and have a meeting that will put Turing's achievements into a contemporary research context in Amsterdam in October 2012. Our meeting will be open for all researchers in the fields of logic, artificial intelligence, history of computing, and theoretical computer science; it will serve as a forum for Dutch researchers to meet international top experts.
turing100.nl will feature five speakers, two from history of computing, two from the research areas resting on Turing's ideas, and the science journalist Bennie Mols who published the book Turings Tango. Waarom de mens de computer de baas blijft. In the evening, the University Players Hamburg will perform Hugh Whitemore's Breaking the Code about Alan Turing's life and work (more information about the production). The theatre performance is open for everyone, and no registration is required: please bring friends and family!