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A complex legacy

Nature Physics volume 7, pages 828830 (2011) | Download Citation


In his tragically short life, Alan Turing helped define what computing machines are capable of, and where they reach inherent limits. His legacy is still felt every day, in areas ranging from computational complexity theory to cryptography and quantum computing.

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  1. Cristopher Moore is at the Santa Fe Institute, and in the Computer Science and Physics departments at the University of New Mexico. With Stephan Mertens, he is the author of The Nature of Computation (Oxford University Press, 2011)

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