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Turing's Sunflowers: Growing Alan Turing's Legacy

Today, the findings of a major citizen science project, Turing’s Sunflowers, are being published in the open journal, Royal Society Open Science.
18 May 2016

Mass sunflower experiment unlocks nature’s patterns

Alan Turing was right: Sunflower spirals clearly show a mathematical sequence in most cases, according to early results from the largest research project of its kind
29 Oct 2012

Sunflowers grown around the world for Turing

Sunflowers are beginning to bloom around the world for the centenary of the mathematician Alan Turing on 23 June. .
21 Jun 2012

Crack Turing’s code at MOSI’s Half Term events

A special code-breaking game has been developed by MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester) to celebrate the Alan Turing Centenary, as part of its Half Term events programme for families (2-10 June). Come and have a go!
23 May 2012

Digital artists to interpret Turing’s sunflower code

Digital artists and technology experts at the arts and technology conference Future Everything (16-19 May) are being encouraged to create new work inspired by data from the largest experiment ever to look at mathematical patterns in sunflowers.
17 May 2012

Sunflowers planted for mass Turing experiment

Public sunflower planting days will be held at MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester) as part of a mass participation research project led by MOSI and Manchester Science Festival, in association with The University of Manchester.
9 May 2012

Leeds school grows sunflowers for Turing's Sunflowers

Primary School is one of hundreds of schools across Britain set to take part in the Turing’s Sunflowers project led by MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester) in association with Manchester Science Festival.
8 May 2012

Grow sunflowers for mass Turing experiment

Thousands of sunflowers will be planted in honour of the mathematician Alan Turing as part of a new research project.
22 Mar 2012