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14 June - 6 October 2012, Exhibition 'Turings Erfenis'

Date: 14 June - 6 October 2012
Location: CWI, Science Park 123, Amsterdam

To honour the Alan Turing Year 2012, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) organizes in collaboration with IvI, ILLC and KdVI the exhibition 'Turings Erfenis'.

The exhibition include an original Enigma from World War II and a Turing machine made out of LEGO, built by two CWI researchers. This machine shows the workings of a computer based on Turing's ideas in 1936. A film about a robot helping young children cope with diabetes shows how artificial intelligence has developed since Turing. The historical objects in the exhibitions include an X1, one of the first Dutch computers developed at the 'Mathematisch Centrum' (CWI's former name), the iconic Osborne laptop and the first Macintosh computer.

Tours of the exhibiton are organized on Thursday and Friday afternoons. Reservations can be made through . On Saturday 23 June, Turing's centenary, and Saturday 6 October, the annual Science Park Doors Open Day, free access to the exhibition is provided from 12.00 - 4.00 pm.

For more information, see http://www.science.uva.nl/news/agenda.cfm/1254FDE9-D177-4D5C-8C99619C6182DA32

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