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Apr. 4, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 10

Professor Daniel Kurtzer, former ambassador to Egypt and Israel.

Is an Israel-Palestine peace deal still ­possible? Dan Kurtzer says yes

Published in the Apr. 4, 2012, issue

In late June of 1967, a recent high school graduate named Daniel Kurtzer traveled to Israel for the first time. The trip was a gift from his parents, and it marked the end of a quiet, middle-class childhood in Elizabeth, N.J., where Kurtzer had been a...Read more
Alan Turing *38

Daybreak of the Digital Age

The world celebrates the man who imagined the computer

Published in the Apr. 4, 2012, issue

Just before the Second World War, a Big Idea was detonated: the idea of the computer. The world has never been the same.  Princetonians played a key role. Here graduate student Alan Turing *38 finalized his landmark paper, “On Computable Numbers,” the ...Read more
Oswald Veblen, circa 1960, shortly before his death.

Before Turing, there was Veblen

Computing’s early days at Princeton

Published in the Apr. 4, 2012, issue

This is a corrected version of an article published in the April 4, 2012, issue. The correction appears at the end of the story. This is adapted from a longer essay on the history of computing at Princeton, available here. Princeton’s computing story...Read more

Honoring Alan Turing *38

Published in the Apr. 4, 2012, issue

Princeton’s celebration of Alan Turing *38 kicks off this month with an exhibition in the Firestone Library lobby featuring Turing’s Princeton dissertation and ­graduate file.  On April 23, Andrew Hodges, mathematics fellow at Wadham College, Oxford...Read more
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