Updated: Friday, 18th April 2014 @ 6:30am

Museum of Science and Industry sunflower project in commemoration of Alan Turing attracts over 3,000 celebrators

Museum of Science and Industry sunflower project in commemoration of Alan Turing attracts over 3,000 celebrators

By Owen Williams

More than 3,000 people are celebrating the life of World War Two code-breaker Alan Turing after joining a Museum of Science and Industry project.

The project which encourages people to plant sunflowers in the famous Mancunian’s honour has had people as far away as Israel and the USA sign up to take part.

MOSI will also be holding planting days on May 13 and May 20 from 2pm – 4pm.

Alan Turing was fascinated by how maths works in nature, and he hoped that by studying the sunflowers we might be able to understand how plants glow.

A spokesperson at MOSI said if enough people grow sunflowers they can collect sufficient data to put Turing’s theories to the test.

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