Monday, March 30, 2015

The Secret Million-Dollar Notebook From Genius Code-Breaker Alan Turing

I hadn't heard of this until today, the Washington Post reported back in January on The secret million-dollar notebook from genius code-breaker Alan Turing

When the code-breaking genius Alan Turing died, he left much of his life’s work to Robin Gandy, another mathematician and close friend. Most of those papers now live at the archives in King’s College in Cambridge. But Gandy kept something special for himself: A notebook of Turing’s hand-written thoughts, from the period during which he was trying to break the famed Enigma Code.

That notebook is now coming up for auction, and Bonhams expects it to fetch more than $1 million.

The auction — scheduled for April 13 in New York — comes months after the release of “The Imitation Game,” a biopic of Turing that revived interest in his life among the general public.

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