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The Alan Turing Memorial 3D Model
The Alan Turing Memorial is located in Sackville Park, Manchester, England, in memory of Alan Turing, pioneer of modern computing.
A mathematical genius, Alan Turing was highly influential in the development of theoretical computer science. While working at the Victoria University of Manchester, he helped develop the Manchester Computer. He is mainly known for his pivotal role in cracking Nazi Germany’s Enigma code, which helped shorten World War II, saving countless lives.
Turing was prosecuted for homosexual acts in 1952, accepted chemical castration treatment as an alternate to prison. He died in 1954 from cyanide poisoning. He was granted a posthumos pardon in 2013. The Alan Turing law is now an informal term for the law that retroactively pardons men cautioned or convicted under historical legislation that outlawed homosexual acts.
The Alan Turing Memorial was unveiled in 2001. Conceived by Richard Humphry and created by Glyn Hughes, and is situated near Canal Street, Manchester’s gay village.