# Talk:Alan Turing

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Not sure quite where or how this fits in the article, but the British PM has apologised for the way Turing was treated [1]. Sandy Harris 06:16, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

- The actual statement. [2]. Sandy Harris 13:38, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

## Parent

What is the best parent for this article in the related articles subpage? Chris Day 18:48, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

- Cryptanalysis [r]: The sub-field of cryptology which deals with breaking into existing codes and ciphers.
^{[e]} - Cryptography [r]: A field at the intersection of mathematics and computer science that is concerned with the security of information, typically the confidentiality, integrity and authenticity of some message.
^{[e]} - Cryptology [r]: The theory and practice of protecting the content of communications, and of defeating the protective measures
^{[e]}

- Of those three, might as well use "cryptology", the general term encompassing both the others. Of course, there are other parents, at least mathematics and computer science. Sandy Harris 01:46, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

- Hi Sandy, yes, i did settle for cryptology, so that sounds right. The other two i used were developmental biology and statistics. Do you think statistics should be switched to mathematics? Or Possibly use both statistics and mathematics? Chris Day 16:23, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

- Not sure. Computer science definitely belongs in there, but I'm not sure what part(s?) of math. His crypto work was largely applications of group theory, and some of his theoretical work was on foundations of computer science, but more generally, I don't know. Statistics was a surprise to me. Sandy Harris 01:07, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

- Statistics shouldn't surprise. Statistics were probably needed as part of the project to decode enemy communications. Anthony.Sebastian 20:29, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

## Pardon

"overturned his conviction": is this right? The source doesn't say so. As I understand it, the courts keep changing their mind on whether a pardon overturns the conviction or just the sentence. I don't know where they are at present. WP doesn't seem to address the issue. Peter Jackson 09:49, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

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