March 14th is Pi Day. In celebration of Pi Day, we will be celebrating one of the world’s greatest mathematicians, Alan Turing. A biopic of Alan Turing, The Imitation Game was nominated for 8 Academy Awards winning the Best Screenplay Oscar.
Alan Turing was a British pioneering computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, mathematical biologist, and marathon and ultra distance runner. He was instrumental for his work on code-breaking during World War II. It is possible that without him, we would not have won the war.
Turing died on June 7th, 1954 after undergoing court ordered chemical castration because of a conviction of gross indecency. Being homosexual was a criminal offense.
We will have a presentation on Alan Turing along with our news round up and a small discussion on Pi Day.
Come and join us for lively discussion, drinks, dinner and debate! This is a good event for Skeptics of Michigan to come together and discuss local, national, worldwide items affecting skeptics. All are welcome to listen and participate.
Please be sure to RSVP so I know how many are coming. That way I can modify the reservation if necessary.
I hope to see you all there!