Discover the remarkable story of the Enigma machine, a device invented in 1918 to encrypt the most secret and sensitive communications in Hitler’s Nazi Germany, and the lengths the Allies would go to in an effort to tap into its Ultra Secret yield!
This event will cover the machine's inner workings, the code-breaking efforts of Alan Turing and his team at Bletchley Park, the crucial role of pinch raids which led to the Dieppe Raid, the race to monopolize cryptographic technology, the ties to modern espionage and encryption technology, the imprint that the Enigma has left on Canada, and what James Bond has to do with it all. Plus, you will witness an on-stage demonstration of the Enigma followed by an in-depth question and answer period.
David O’Keefe is an award-winning historian, professor, and best-selling author who doubles as an international television host, creator, writer and producer.
St. Jerome's University
University of Waterloo, Faculty of Arts
University of Waterloo, Faculty of Mathematics
University of Waterloo, Faculty of Science