Since 1972, Hodges has focused his research activities on twistor theory — the new approach to the problems of fundamental physics pioneered by the mathematician Roger Penrose.
Hodges is perhaps best known as the author of Alan Turing: The Enigma, the story of the British computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing. 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. He is also the author of works that popularize science and mathematics.
He is a Tutorial Fellow in mathematics at Wadham College, Oxford. 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.
In 2012 he delivered the Oxford University LGBT Lecture.
Books by Andrew Hodges
- 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.
- http://www.synth.co.uk/ Andrew Hodges' personal website
- http://www.turing.org.uk/turing/ The Alan Turing Home Page by Andrew Hodges
- http://www.twistordiagrams.org.uk/ Twistor diagrams
Based on a Wikipedia article.
- Andrew Hodges, Alan Turing: The Enigma — Notes by the author.
- http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4425446,00.html A library for all seasons, The Guardian, 1 June 2002)
- Academics, Wadham College, Oxford.