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Alan Turing and his Machine

5 October 2022, 19:00 – 21:00
Anglia Ruskin University (Room QUE 101)

A FREE talk for the public by Damian Bevan.

Alan Turing and his Machine

In his seminal 1936 paper 'On Computable Numbers', a young Alan Mathison Turing set in motion the field now known as 'Computer Science'. With the notional automaton which Turing presented in this paper, he set the blueprint for the digital computer, which is so central to modern-day life. In this talk we describe this so-called 'Turing Machine', and explore Turing's life, his death and his legacy today. On the way, we briefly study the impact of computation on the field of wireless, both during Turing's work at Bletchley Park in World War 2, and in the modern day.

Damian Bevan earned an MEng degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Loughborough University in 1991. Since that date he has been working in the field of wireless technology. He specialises particularly in the areas of a) antenna array digital signal processing and b) computational techniques for passive intermodulation (PIM) detection, localisation and mitigation. He is a co-inventor of digital PIM cancellation for cellular base stations. He has over 30 granted patents to his name.

Refreshments will be available from 30 minutes before the advertised start time.