Public Lecture

Monday 18 September 2017 at 6pm

at West Road Concert Hall

The History of Secrecy

Abstract

Simon Singh, author of THE CODE BOOK, looks at the history of codes and codebreaking over the last thousand years. The lecture will start with ancient codes, include a demonstration of a genuine Enigma cipher machine and end with a quick introduction to quantum cryptography.

About Simon Singh

After completing a PhD in particle physics, Simon Singh became a film-maker and science writer. His books include Fermat’s Last Theorem and Big Bang.

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