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Why did computer science make a hero out of Turing?

Abstract : This paper analyses the celebration of Turing as one of the heroes of computer science. This is done by (1) a comparison with the way C.F. Gauss has been instrumentalized in mathematics and (2) a historical study of two historical moments that help understand Turing's current status in computer science.
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Maarten Bullynck, Edgar G. Daylight, Liesbeth de Mol. Why did computer science make a hero out of Turing?. Communications of the ACM, ACM, 2015, 58 (3), pp.37-39. ⟨10.1145/2658985⟩. ⟨hal-01396456⟩

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