Text full multimedia monochrome

First time here?

Find out more about how The Lecture List works.

Do you organise talks?

Register to tell us about them. The Lecture List is a great place to be listed, but it's also an easy place to upload your information to. It's very simple and costs nothing. Find out more

Help!

Find out what you can do to keep The Lecture List online

The Secret World of Codes and Code Breaking

Ever since the ancient Greeks, people have been using secret codes to keep their communications private. Claire Ellis, from the Enigma Project, will be unravelling some of these ciphers and explaining how mathematicians and scientists have managed to change the course of history by cracking codes. She will demonstrate a genuine WW2 Enigma Cipher machine and explain how the British code breakers at Bletchley Park managed to achieve the apparently impossible – unravel the infamous Enigma code. Warning: This talk will prove that mathematicians can be heroes too!


Ever since the ancient Greeks, people have been using secret codes to keep their communications private. Claire Ellis, from the Enigma Project, will be unravelling some of these ciphers and explaining how mathematicians and scientists have managed to change the course of history by cracking codes. She will demonstrate a genuine WW2 Enigma Cipher machine and explain how the British code breakers at Bletchley Park managed to achieve the apparently impossible – unravel the infamous Enigma code. Warning: This talk will prove that mathematicians can be heroes too!

Claire runs the Enigma Project, which is part of the Millennium Mathematics Project based at the University of Cambridge. The Enigma project aims to engage young people with maths, science and history through the codes and code breaking. Claire has a BSc in Human Genetics from Nottingham University and an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College, London. She has worked as a teachers’ assistant and as a science museum 'explainer'. Most recently she was Education Manager at Bletchley Park before joining the MMP in October 2004.

Level: suggested age range 16+


Speaker(s):

Claire Ellis | talks

 

Date and Time:

10 November 2005 at 5:00 am

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge
Wilberforce Road
Cambridge
CB3 0WA
+44 12 23 76 68 39


More at Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge...

 

Tickets:

Free

Available from:

Admission to the lecture is free but by ticket only. For tickets please contact Alison Boyle, Millennium Mathematics Project, tel: 01223 766839 or email mmp@maths.cam.ac.uk.

Additional Information:

For further information about forthcoming events visit our website at: www.mmp.maths.org/events

Register to tell a friend about this lecture.

Comments

If you would like to comment about this lecture, please register here.



 

Any ad revenue is entirely reinvested into the Lecture List's operating fund