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Shaun Wylie, (January 17, 1913 – October 2 , 2009)
was a British mathematician and along with Alan Turing a World War II codebreaker at Bletchley Park, contributing to crack the German Enigma machine and along with Jack Good and Donald Michie et al. in the section Newmanry headed by Max Newman to crack the Lorenz cipher [1].

In 1947-48, along with Michie, Wylie designed Machiavelli, a rival of Turing's Turochamp program [2] [3] . Turing begins programming both at Manchester but never completes them and they never played each other [4] .
Shaun Wylie [5]

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Selected Publications

  • Shaun Wylie (2001). Breaking Tunny and the Birth of Colossus. In Michael Smith and Ralph Erskine (eds.), Action This Day: Bletchley Park from the breaking of the Enigma Code to the birth of the modern computer. London: Bantam (2001) 317-341, amazon.uk

External Links


  1. ^ Jack Good, Donald Michie, Geoffrey Timms (1945). General Report on Tunny from The Turing Archive for the History of Computing
  2. ^ Donald Michie (1974). On Machine Intelligence. Edinburgh: University Press, ISBN 10: 085224262X, ISBN 13: 9780852242629, abebooks.com, alibris.com, biblio.com
  3. ^ John Maynard Smith, Donald Michie (1961). Machines that play games. New Scientist, 12, 367-9. google books
  4. ^ Chronology of Computing compiled by David Singmaster
  5. ^ Obituary, The Daily Telegraph October 21, 2009

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