Codebreaker Alan Turing To Be Face of New British Banknote

The Turing banknote will enter circulation in 2021.

  • Published 15 July 2019

LONDON (AP) — Codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing has been chosen as the face of Britain's new 50 pound note, the Bank of England announced. Governor Mark Carney said Turing, who did ground-breaking work on computers and artificial intelligence, was "a giant on whose shoulders so many now stand." During World War II Turing worked at the secret Bletchley Park code-breaking center, where he helped crack Nazi Germany's secret codes by creating the "Turing… Read at AP News