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Submission + - Donald Michie killed in car crash

geoff lane writes: The BBC is reporting that Professor Donald Michie and his ex-wife Anne McLaren were killed in a car which left the motorway as they travelled from Cambridge to London.

Donald Michie was a researcher in artificial intelligence who worked in Bletchley Park during WW2. Dr McLaren was a leading geneticist and the first woman officer of the Royal Society.

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