From Julius Caesar to text messages: A brief history of cryptography
Faculty Member Doug Henderson, Math Instructor will be leading this UAS Thursday gathering.
For thousands of years, we have been encrypting messages for secrecy. This talk will focus on a number of advances throughout history (from Julius Caesar to Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Enigma machine of World War II) and the successes in breaking these codes. We will also investigate how things you do every day, like credit card transactions and text messages, are encrypted today.
Come out to the MIR Centre on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to meet other UAS students, hear intriguing presentations by Selkirk College faculty members and enjoy soup, refreshments and conversation. Let's get together.
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