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Codes, Ciphers, The Enigma Machine: Alan Turing and "The Imitation Game"

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We will discuss the history of codes and ciphers, especially during WWII, the invention and breaking of the German Enigma cipher machine, and how your credit card is enciphered on the web and how quantum physics may make that easier to break. The instructor will bring an Enigma machine to the first class for attendees to experiment with. A number of other mechanical cipher devices will also be demonstrated and described and made generally available for inspection. The movie The Imitation Game will be discussed regarding some of its omissions.

Class Details

3 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

School of Education

Robert Welsh 



Please read:  Reading: Suggested: Enigma: The Battle for the Code by Hugh Sebag-Montefiore. The Code Book: The Evolution of Secrecy by Simon Singh.



Registration Closes On
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/22/2019 - 11/5/2019 Weekly - Tue 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Williamsburg, School of Education  Map Robert Welsh