Tuesday, June 08, 2004

And Turing still

Kieran Healy at Crooked Timber notes that today is the fiftieth anniversary of Alan Turing's death. Although I once wrote a comic opera about his work, I know very little about his life -- Kieran's description of Turing's death came as a great surprise to me:
Turing committed suicide after being forced to take estrogen for a year to "cure" him of his homosexuality.

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