The Impact of Alan Turing: Formal Methods and Beyond

@inproceedings{Bowen2018TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Alan Turing: Formal Methods and Beyond},
  author={Jonathan P. Bowen},
  booktitle={SETSS},
  year={2018}
}
In this paper, we discuss the influence and reputation of Alan Turing since his death in 1954, specifically in the field of formal methods, especially for program proving, but also in a much wider context. Although he received some recognition during his lifetime, this image was tarnished by the controversy at the time of his death. While he was known and appreciated in scientific circles, he did not enter the public’s consciousness for several decades. A turning point was the definitive… 
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