On 11 May 1997 – more than 25 years ago – a computer beat the world chess champion, Garry Kasparov. How has our world changed since then? And what does it mean when computers win against people?
The 2 January marks the birthday of a pioneer and trailblazer in the world of STEM and in the fight for equality for members of the transgender community. Lynn Conway’s inventions and methods revolutionised computer engineering and how we teach computer science, influencing how we engage with computers to this day.
Curator Emeritus Andrew Nahum reflects on Alan Turing’s only known visit to the Science Museum, which took place in August 1951.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, discusses the latest milestone in quantum computing with Prof Chao-Yang Lu.
Follow this codebreaking and communications trail and go on a journey of exploration and discovery around the Science Museum.