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Reference numberEC/1951/24
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TitleTuring, Alan Mathison: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationDistinguished for his contributions to mathematical logic. His papers on "Computable numbers" in 1936 and following years in which he gave precise meaning to the notion of a "constructive process" in terms of the abstract specification of a computing machine, have had a profound influence, first in mathematical logic in this and other countries (U.S.A., U.S.S.R.) by shewing the impossibility of solving certain problems such as Hilbert's "Entscheidungs problem"; and secondly in the use and design of actual automatic computing machines on which he has worked since 1945.
ProposersFrom Personal Knowledge. M H A Newman; Russell; J H C Whitehead; W V D Hodge; A S Besicovitch; A E Ingham; P Hall; C G Darwin
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Turing, Alan Mathison: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA1673Turing; Alan Mathison (1912 - 1954)1912 - 1954
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