Marian Rejewski’s Cyklometer

Speaker: Jerry McCarthy
Date: Monday 17th October 2016
Time: 14:30

BCS, 5 Southampton St, London WC2E 7HA




About the seminar

In the mid-to-late 1930s, Polish mathematicians created a number of methodologies to decrypt messages sent using the 3-rotor Enigma. This talk will:

About the speaker

Jerry’s day job used to be to write software, in areas such as retail systems, cryptography and internationalisation, for a global computing company. Since his recent retirement, he now volunteers at The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC), which is situated within the Bletchley Park Campus. There, he talks to visitors about, inter alia, Tunny, Colossus, and the Museum’s slide rule collection. He takes an interest in other crypto systems such as Enigma and similar systems.

Jerry is not rich enough to be a full-time cryptocollector, but is interested in crypto simulation techniques which allow virtual acquisition of crypto hardware without needing to find the space to store it. Jerry’s house is definitely not big enough for a Colossus!

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