RT @PartidodelaRed: #AlanTurin será la cara del nuevo billete de £50. Celebramos su reconocimiento como precursor de la informática moderna, padre de la computación y pionero en inteligencia artificial 👏🏼 https://t.co/MhqK9q8GkN
Unexpectedly moved by Alan Turing on the #50. When I first saw it I thought it was a joke, but no, it's real, and a very powerful statement about how far things have come. Too late, but still. https://t.co/kAaNa4lb8n
Drug dealers don't typically use £50s; it would be too suspicious. I've seen plenty of £50s - they're used by tourists and older middle class men, and given as gifts at weddings, significant birthdays, and christenings.
I'd love it to be either Gideon Mantell or Mary Anning, two of the very first palaeontologists, Mary discovering early marine reptiles and Gideon discovering the very first dinosaur, the iguanodon. Despite their legendary contributions to the world of palaeontology the scientific world shat on them during their life time and as a result they are very scarcely known now but really feel they should have the honour and renown they were never granted in life.
Woody_PigeonHalf a Mauritian in Essex (Sheffield at other time9 months ago
Frederick Sanger. He won two Nobel Prizes in Chemistry.
FuckCazadorsI live in Swansea so you don’t have to9 months ago
And invented the Australian sandwich
gsurfer04Alchemist - imgur.com/sWdx3mC9 months ago
My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.
As quoted in Stephen Hawking's Universe (1985) by John Boslough, Ch. 7 : The Final Question, p. 77
Stephen Hawking is too recent for me. I feel like that is more of a 50p or £2 commemorative coin with a note being done a few decades from now.
Rosalind is great but I don't think she needs a £50 as a lot has been done to reconcile the issue with Nobel Prizes. Such as plaques, displays and naming dedications. Plus putting one scientist out of the four of them seems weird.
Ada Lovelace and Alan Turing are by far the best two. Alan Turing would be more my vote simply because the Government directly ruined his life, chemically castrating him and arresting him, as well as possibly pushing him to suicide. Not to mention taking over 50 years before they bothered to 'pardon' him, which still was met with some resistance from MPs.