Turing and Michelangelo (image) University of Chicago Caption Mathematicians and computer scientists are celebrating 2012 as the centennial of the birthday of Alan Turing, the father of the modern computer. Robert Soare, the Paul Snowden Russell Distinguished Service Professor in Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Chicago, draws artistic parallels between Michelangelo's state of David, pictured here, and Turing's landmark 1936 paper on computability. Credit Clayton Tang Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.