Name Andrew Hodges Role Mathematician | Movies The Imitation Game | |

Books Alan Turing: The Enigma, One to Nine, Alan Turing: The Enigma T, The Great Philosophers: Turing, With downcast gays Similar People Graham Moore, Morten Tyldum, Alan Turing, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance | ||

Education University of Cambridge |

## Ima public lectures alan turing the power of mathematical discovery andrew hodges

**Andrew Hodges** (born 1949) is a British mathematician and author.

## Contents

- Ima public lectures alan turing the power of mathematical discovery andrew hodges
- Dr Andrew Hodges Alan Turing The Enigma
- Life and career
- Works
- References

## Dr. Andrew Hodges — Alan Turing: The Enigma

## Life and career

Hodges was born in London. Since the early 1970s, Hodges has worked on twistor theory, which is the approach to the problems of fundamental physics pioneered by Roger Penrose. He was also involved in gay liberation movement these times.

Hodges is best known as the author of *Alan Turing: The Enigma*, the story of the British computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing. The book was critically acclaimed when it was published in 1983, with Donald Michie in New Scientist calling it "marvellous and faithful". In June 2002, it was chosen by Michael Holroyd for inclusion in a list of 50 'essential' books (available in print at the time) in *The Guardian*.

*Alan Turing: The Enigma* formed the basis of Hugh Whitemore's 1986 stageplay *Breaking the Code*, which was adapted by for Television in 1996, with Derek Jacobi as Turing. The book was later made into the 2014 film *The Imitation Game* directed by Morten Tyldum, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing. The script for *The Imitation Game* won Graham Moore an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 87th Academy Awards in 2015.

Hodges is also the author of works that popularize science and mathematics.

He is a Tutorial Fellow in mathematics at Wadham College, Oxford University. Having taught at Wadham since 1986, Hodges was elected a Fellow in 2007, and was appointed Dean from start of the 2011/2012 academic year.

## Works

*With Downcast Gays: Aspects of Homosexual Self-oppression*, Pink Triangle Press, 1977. ISBN 0-920430-00-7.

*Alan Turing: The Enigma*, Vintage edition 1992, first published by Burnett Books Ltd, 1983. ISBN 0-09-911641-3.

*One to Nine: The Inner Life of Numbers*, Short Books, London, 2007. ISBN 1-904977-75-8.