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Friday lecture talk by James Grime on Alan Turing and the Enigma Machine

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Friday 8 September 2017,  at 14:15 - 15:00


Peter Bøgh Andersen Auditorium

Enigma! Enjoy an epic tale of man against machine – including a full demonstration with the original WWII Enigma Machine – as Dr. James Grime illuminates the brilliant mathematical insights and innovative thinking of Alan Turing. Known as one of the 20th Century’s greatest mathematicians, Turing was a pioneer of computer science who is best remembered for his role in breaking the Enigma, the purportedly unbreakable code used by the German military. Dr. Grime, from Cambridge University and the Millennium Mathematics Project, weaves the history of Alan Turing and the Enigma, sharing the triumph of mathematical ingenuity.

Dr. James Grime is a mathematician and public speaker formerly working for the Millennium Mathematics Project at the University of Cambridge and now running The Enigma Project. He can be mostly found touring the UK, and the world, giving talks about the history and mathematics of codes and code breaking. And when not doing that you find him making videos about mathematics for YouTube.

This special Friday Lecture is hosted by Associate Professor Claudio Orlandi to mark the start of the research activities of the Sapere Aude project "Foundations of Cryptographic Computing" and it is supported by the Danish Independent Research Council."