The Turing machine is one of the most beautiful and important intellectual discoveries of the 20th Century, proposed by Alan Turing in 1936: it is an extremely simple abstract model of computation that is powerful enough to embody any computer program. Without the Turing Machine, modern computers and computer science would not exist, as we know it.
Alan Turing is rightfully renowned as one of the founders of modern computer science and father of artificial intelligence. His contributions are not limited to mathematics and computer science, he also played a key role during the Second World War with decisive contributes to deciphering the Nazi ciphered messages using the famous Enigma machine.
TIC is the first International Contest of computational thinking using a Turing Machine Simulator.