I am James Grime, mathematician, Alan Turing fan, and numberphile. AMA!
Due to my involvement with the Enigma project at the University of Cambridge and my love for codebreaking, cryptography and mathematics, I am looking forward to the new film “The Imitation Game”.
The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing and Keira Knightley as Joan Clarke, both working to break the infamous Enigma Code which many thought to be unbreakable.
Alan Turing was a mathematician, father of computer science, and World War II code breaker. I travel the world giving talks about Turing, and even if people have heard of him they often don't know exactly what he did. So let's talk Turing. (Among other things I'm sure).
For more information on Turing and the upcoming film, visit the official subreddit at /r/TheImitationGame.
UPDATE: Looks like things are slowing down for tonight. Thank you all for your questions. I'll pop back tomorrow and maybe answer a few more. But apart from that, thanks again and see you later, calculator.