Enigma Machine on Augustana Campus
Posted on March 20, 2016 by Christopher Thrall
Discover the remarkable story of the Enigma machine, a device used by the German military during WWII to encrypt their military communications.
Wednesday, March 23
Lougheed Centre | $10
STUDENTS FREE | TICKETS AT CAMROSELIVE.CA
6:00pm Doors Open: Enigma Machine on display
7:00pm Peter Berg, Augustana Chair of Science
7:45pm Q&A, Enigma Simulation
8:15pm Movie: “The Imitation Game”
Can you crack the code?
Discover the remarkable story of the Enigma machine, a device used by the German military during WWII to encrypt their military communications. Dr. Peter Berg, Chair of Science at the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus, will amaze you with Enigma stories: the machine’s inner workings, the code-breaking efforts of Alan Turing and his team, the role that Canadians played, and its ties to modern espionage and encryption technology.
The unique highlight of the evening will be the display of an original Enigma machine from the Naval Museum of Alberta, one of only two devices in Canada.
The event will conclude with a showing of the Academy Award winning film “The Imitation Game”, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kiera Knightley, which describes the fascinating life and work of Alan Turing and his fellow codebreakers at Bletchley Park.
The event is free to high school, college and university students.
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