Tonight on TV is The Imitation Game, the film about the life of Alan Turing

On Nove in prime time this evening there is the film on the life of Alan Turing, the mathematical genius who “defeated” Enigma

Was a mathematician and a cryptanalyst but few know the real Alan Turing. imitation games, 2014 film directed by Morten Tyldum and featuring an iconic Benedict Cumberbatch, tried to dig deep into a man’s private and professional life and tell how he became the genius of modern technology but, above all, he also opened a parenthesis on his conviction for homosexuality. The film, which also won an Academy Award in the category of Best Adapted Screenplay, arrives tonight on Nine starting at 9.35pm. That’s why it’s a must-see movie.

So Alan Turing reverse engineered Enigma

In the middle of the Second World War, Alan Turing, a methodical man but with great acumen, decides to put his skills at the service of the British government and hope to be able to help put an end to a war that is reaping too many victims. The goal is to be able to anticipate the enemy’s moves and to decipher the Enigma codes. Despite the contrary opinion of Commander Alastair, Turin is still engaged in the project, even if he doesn’t know a word of German, and is joined by a large number of scientists like him to try to neutralize the German threat. Alan is not an easy guy to approach, but thanks to Joan Clarke (played by Keira Knightley), the mathematician manages to find the dimension of him. Time is running out, though. And, after so many failed attempts, it is Turing who manages to perform a real miracle. With Christopher tuning, a real miracle can be performed. Without knowing it, an important page has been written in the history of technology.

The True Story Behind The Movie: Who Was Alan Turing?

Even if the film tackles a very famous page in the life of the mathematician head-on, Imitation Game is inspired by a biography of Alan Turing, published for the first time in 1983, but in Italy it arrived in bookstores only close to the release of the film in theaters. She was the only one who had the audacity to tell her personal story as well as that of a scientist. Alan Turing’s was a life dedicated to science. His work laid the foundations for the birth of the computer science discipline, thanks to formalization of the concepts of algorithm and calculus through the creation of Christopher, which in turn was a significant step forward in the evolution towards the modern computer. In 1952 he was arrested for the crime of homosexuality. Convicted of the alleged crime, he never went to prison but was forced to undergo chemical castration. He committed suicide two years later. His name was rehabilitated in 2012, on the centenary of his birth so much so that the Royal Mail has dedicated a postage stamp to his memory.

Tonight on TV is The Imitation Game, the film about the life of Alan Turing