## Turing's legacy and computer science at Princeton

In this video **Andrew Appel**, chair of the department of computer science, discusses **Alan Turing**'s legacy. Considered the father of computer science, Turing earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from Princeton in 1938.

Appel '81 is the editor of a new edition of Turing's Princeton Ph.D. thesis, just issued by Princeton University Press.

Princeton hosted a conference May 10-12 in honor of the centennial of Turing's birth. Featured speakers included Google executive **Eric Schmidt** '76 and eight winners of the Turing Award (the equivalent of a Nobel Prize in the field of computing).

In addition to Schmidt, speakers included internet pioneer **Robert Kahn ***64, **James D. Murray** on mathematical biology, **Barbara Liskov** of MIT on in modern programming languages, **Ronald Rivest** of MIT on cryptography, **Leslie G. Valiant** of Harvard on computing as a natural science, **Andrew Chi-Chih Yao** of Tsinghua University on quantum computing, and Gödel Prize winner **Avi Wigderson** *83 of the Institute for Advanced Study.

Speakers discussed Turing’s legacy as well as the future of computing.

Video by Zach Donnell.

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