# Was Christopher A Turing machine?

## Was Christopher A Turing machine?

In the film, Turing tells Clarke that he named the machine “Christopher.” (The audience knows it’s named after Turing’s first love, though Clarke doesn’t know that part.) In reality, the machine was called the Bombe and nicknamed “Victory.”

## Who was Christopher to Alan Turing?

It isn’t accurate about any of them, but the least wrong bits are the 1928 ones. Young Turing (played strikingly well by Alex Lawther) is a lonely, awkward boy, whose only friend is a kid called Christopher Morcom.

**How did the Christopher machine work?**

Enigma has an electromechanical rotor mechanism that scrambles the 26 letters of the alphabet. In typical use, one person enters text on the Enigma’s keyboard and another person writes down which of 26 lights above the keyboard lights up at each key press.

### What is Christopher machine?

The bombe (UK: /bɒmb/) is an electro-mechanical device used by the British cryptologists to help decipher German Enigma-machine-encrypted secret messages during World War II. The engineering design and construction was the work of Harold Keen of the British Tabulating Machine Company.

### What do you need to know about the Turing machine?

More explicitly, a Turing machine consists of: 1 A tape divided into cells, one next to the other. 2 A head that can read and write symbols on the tape and move the tape left and right one (and only one) cell at a time. 3 A state register that stores the state of the Turing machine, one of finitely many.

**Why was Alan Turing’s computer named after Christopher?**

Alan Turing may be the star of The Imitation Game, but the truly central figure in the film is Christopher. Named after Turing’s childhood friend and first love, the machine not only breaks the German Enigma code during World War II, but also becomes a forbear to nearly every computer out there (including the one you’re reading this on).

#### When did Turing define the class of abstract machines?

Notes Minsky 1967:107 “In his 1936 paper, A. M. Turing defined the class of abstract machines that now bear his name. Stone 1972:8 states “This “machine” is an abstract mathematical model”, also cf. Sipser 2006:137 “A Turing machine can do everything that a real computer can do”. Cf. Cf. This word is used by e.g.

#### How did they recreate Alan Turing’s code breaking machine?

Bletchley Park has a replica of Alan Turing’s code-breaking machine, but the filmmakers couldn’t exactly borrow it and let Benedict Cumberbatch play with it. So Djurkovic and director Morton Tyldum went to Bletchley, which is now a tourist attraction, to figure out how to recreate one.