Andrew Hodges

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Andrew Hodges (born in London, 1949) is a mathematician, an author and an activist in the gay liberation movement of the 1970s.

Since the early 1970s, Hodges has worked on twistor theory which is the approach to the problems of fundamental physics pioneered by Roger Penrose.

Hodges is best known as the author of Alan Turing: The Enigma, the story of the British computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing.[1] The book was chosen by Michael Holroyd as part of a list of 50 'essential' books (that were currently available in print) in The Guardian, 1 June 2002.[2] He is also the author of works that popularize science and mathematics.

He is a Tutorial Fellow in mathematics at Wadham College, Oxford University.[3] Having taught at Wadham since 1986, Hodges was elected a Fellow in 2007, and was appointed Dean from start of the 2011/2012 academic year.

His book, Alan Turing: The Enigma, is being made into a film starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing which will be released in 2014.[4]

Books by Andrew Hodges[edit]

  • Alan Turing: The Enigma, Vintage edition 1992, first published by Burnett Books Ltd, 1983. ISBN 0-09-911641-3.
  • One to Nine: The Inner Life of Numbers, Short Books, London, 2007. ISBN 1-904977-75-8.
  • With downcast gays: Aspects of homosexual self-oppression, Pink Triangle Press, 1977. ISBN 0-920430-00-7.

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