Alan Turing and the Enigma machine

A presentation by James Grime

Saturday 11th November 2017

2:30 pm

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A very limited number of tickets will be available on the door (cash only) on a first come first served basis.

Can we build a machine that can solve any problem? How can we break a code others believe to be unbreakable? Why do leopards have spots and zebras have stripes? These very different questions in science were all answered by Alan Turing - one of our great 20th century mathematicians, the father of computer science, and most famous as a Second World War codebreaker. We explore Turing’s childhood fascination with maths and science and how it lead these discoveries, and the breaking of the infamous Enigma cipher. Including a demonstration of an original Second World War Enigma machine!

Duration 1 hour

Dr James Grime is a mathematician and public speaker. He can be found touring the UK, and the world, giving talks about the history and mathematics of codes and codebreaking or through his many maths videos on YouTube.

Ticket & Booking Information
£7 full price, £5 concessions and Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
Cambridge Live 01223 357851

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