"There isn't a discipline in science that Turing has not had an impact upon."Considering the 20th century was the year that computers were 'born', which mathematician will be remembered as the foremost one of that century, in say 300 or more years? What I particularly like about Alan Turing is that his papers are so -accessible-. By an undergraduate, at least. Turing was the first programmer and the first hacker: he cracked the German Enigma which changed the course of WW2. The story of his life reads like a thriller, a film noir perhaps.
More, in the course of 2012.