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1-430, Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science, University of Alberta

Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1

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Public lecture by Peter Berg and David O’Keefe

Beyond the imitation game:
From Dieppe & James Bond to Blackberry & quantum encryption

Discover the remarkable story of the Enigma machine, a device invented in 1918 and used to encrypt the most secret communications in Hitler’s Germany. Learn about the machine’s inner workings, the code-breaking efforts of Alan Turing, the ties to modern encryption technology, and what Canada and James Bond have to do with it all. Witness an original Enigma machine and on-stage demonstration, and engage in an in-depth question and answer period.

6:30 p.m. Public lecture
8:00 p.m. Moderated Q & A




Peter Berg studied physics in Germany before obtaining a PhD in mathematics in the United Kingdom. After academic appointments in Ontario and Trondheim, Norway, he returned to Canada in 2015 to take up a position as chair of the Department of Science at the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus. While he enjoys his research on fuel cells, his true passion is “Ze Enigma Maschine.”

David O’Keefe is an award-winning historian, professor, and best-selling author who doubles as an international television host, creator, writer, and producer. While a faculty member in history at Marianopolis College in Montreal, Quebec, he continues to unravel Canada’s lesser known but game-changing involvements in WWII and cast these fascinating stories into book form.

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