Alan Turing’s contributions to computer science are of course well known. Perhaps less well known are his contributions to physics and biology. With regards to the latter, he authored a paper on morphogenesis, the process under which copies of a cell differentiate themselves into the physical structures that make up a multi-cell organism. Now researchers from Brandeis University and the University of Pittsburgh have performed a series of experiments that confirmed Turing’s theory.
One can only imagine what Turing would have done had he not been so shamefully treated by the post-war British government.