Augustana professor to present again on WWII Enigma machine at Telus World of Science
Posted on August 19, 2016 by Tia Lalani
Don’t miss Dr. Peter Berg’s presentation “The Enigma Story: Technology, Turing, Trondheim, Toronto”
Last March students and the Camrose community had the opportunity to see Augustana professor Dr. Peter Berg present at the Lougheed Performing Arts Centre on the Enigma machine, a device used by German military during WWII in order to encrypt their military communications. Dr. Berg is presenting on the Enigma machine once again, this time at the Telus Science Centre at 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 25th, 2016. If you were too busy puzzling out your own life’s enigmas when this fascinating opportunity arose the first time around, now is your chance to make amends and discover Dr. Berg’s take on this remarkable machine’s story!
His presentation, entitled “The Enigma Story: Technology, Turing, Trondheim, Toronto,” will touch on the machine’s inner workings, the code-breaking efforts of Alan Turing and his team at Bletchley Park, the role that Canadians and Norwegians played in regards to the machine, and the ties this story has to modern espionage and encryption technology. A highlight will be an on-stage demonstration of the Enigma machine.
The presentation will be followed by a Q & A, a brief intermission, and a showing of the Academy Award winning film “The Imitation Game,” which describes the fascinating life and work of Alan Turing and his fellow codebreakers at Bletchley Park, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. Click here to buy tickets and be sure not to miss this twice in a lifetime event!
Telus Science Centre | $20
Tickets At telusworldofscienceedmonton.ca
7:00 p.m. Presentation by Peter Berg – Q & A to Follow
8:00 – 8:15 p.m. Brief Intermission
8:20 p.m. Showing of The Imitation Game (2014)
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