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5 October 2012, turing100.nl, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Date: 5 October 2012
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The year 2012 marks the centenary of the birth of Alan M. Turing. All over the world, researchers are celebrating the 100th birthday of this great and inspiring scientist by workshops and conferences. 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.

turing100.nl 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. The meeting 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. The meeting is funded by NWO.

For more information, see http://www.turing100.nl/

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