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Alan Turing Receives Royal Pardon

Sixty years after being convicted for homosexual behavior and condemned to chemical castration, British mathematician and code breaker extraordinaire Alan Turing was granted a royal pardon on December 24, 2013.

Though the government of the United Kingdom apologized for Turing's conviction in 2009, it had resisted granting a pardon—usually reserved for those innocent of the supposed offense—even in the face of a petition signed by 37,000 Turing supporters.

Read Science's coverage.

Start Date: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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