Fact: In celebrating Alan Turing's birthday we are able to simulate the celebration of any celebrate-able birthday
In 1952, he was charged with gross indecency after admitting to a sexual relationship with another man, and as a result was told to choose either imprisonment or chemical castration as punishment. He chose the latter. Alan Turing was found dead in 1954, aged just 41. The coroner's verdict was suicide.
Turing wrote the following letter in 1952 to his friend and fellow mathematician, Norman Routledge, shortly before pleading guilty.
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