SJ8497 : Turing statue, Sackville Gardens, Manchester

taken 7 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Turing statue, Sackville Gardens, Manchester
Turing statue, Sackville Gardens, Manchester
This statue of Alan Turing, by Glyn Hughes, was unveiled in 2001 to commemorate the 89th anniversary of his birth. He is holding an apple which represents "Newton, the tree of knowledge and forbidden love". His homosexuality resulted in his being shabbily treated which may have caused him to commit suicide.
The Turing machine is considered the basis for the modern theory of computation, and by decoding the German Enigma machine's messages, his "Bombe" is credited with helping the Allies to win the Second World War.
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Date Taken
Friday, 24 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 15 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8442 9781 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.6070N 2:14.1726W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8441 9780
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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