Mathematical Digest

Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"Dead Right": Review of Alan Turing, edited by Christof Teuscher.Reviewed by Mike Holderness. NewScientist, 24 January 2004, pages 48-49.

This book is a festschrift from a 2002 celebration of the 90th anniversary ofthe birth of the mathematician Alan Turing. The book discusses Turing's bestknown work, on the foundations of computing, as well as his lesser known foraysinto neural networks and genetics. The book also contains reminiscences aboutTuring's time breaking codes at Bletchley Park. The reviewer calls the book"difficult" but seems to have found it valuable.

--- Allyn Jackson