Notebooks Belonging To Alan Turing, 'Imitation Game' Subject, Expected To Fetch More Than $1 Million At Auction

January 24, 2015 10:54 PM

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Notebooks Belonging To Alan Turing, 'Imitation Game' Subject, Expected To Fetch More Than $1 Million At Auction

A notebook said to contain detailed mathematic and computer science notes written by Alan Turing, the famous British cryptographer, is going up for auction in April. Turing cracked the Nazi enigma code at the height of World War II, helping push the Allies to victory. He's also the subject of the Oscar nominated film, “The Imitation Game” starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

The notebook, dated to 1942, has never before been seen in public, but is expected to demand up to $1.5 million when it goes on sale at Bonhams auction house in New York on April 13. The notebook could contain previously inaccessible information about the birth of computer science and artificial int...

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