PLACE Lecture Series
Cracking of Enigma
57 minutes 28 seconds
Information Security | Mathematics
In this lecture, Dr. David Perry (cryptologic mathematician at the National Security Agency) discusses the Enigma, a cryptodevice used by the Germans before and during World War II. Perry explains how the Polish cipher bureau eventually cracked the "uncrackable" Enigma by employing mathematics in a way that had no precedent at the time. Shortly after, cryptology moved into the purview of mathematicians, where it remains today.
Perry, David, "Cracking of Enigma" (2016). PLACE Lecture Series. Video File. Submission 28.
Sponsored by PLACE and the Linfield College Mathematics Department.