An Enigma–Why haven’t we celebrated Alan Turing before?

Adam Frank, a blogger at NPR, has written a piece introducing the newly released film The Imitation Game (playing tonight in Bangor, Waterville and Portland–check your local listings) a film about the mathematician, Alan Turing. Frank’s blog post is about more than about the film, it’s about Turing himself — the mathematician, the scientist, the genius — and what the world lost because of the biases that existed when he was alive.

At the Maine Science Festival, all of our events with the exception of our headliner are free and available to all. We want to provide as much access to science as possible, and encourage anyone and everyone who has an interest in science. Let’s not lose any more Alan Turings, let’s inspire them!