Alan Turing Centennial
2012 is the centennial year of Alan Turing (1912-1954). Turing was an English mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and a founding father of computer science. Events to celebrate the Turing Centennial are planned around the world; a list of events is available here. Additional information about Alan Turing is available here, here, and here. He's even on Facebook and Twitter.