November 4, 2010: Cryptology

October 22nd, 2010 by Dana Ernst

Title: Cryptology

Date: November 4, 2010

Time: 3:30-4:30PM (Pizza at 3PM in the faculty/student lounge)

Speaker: Dr. Paul Estes (Emeritus, Plymouth State University)

Abstract: This talk introduces cryptology and will touch briefly on the following topics:

  • personal experience sending encrypted messages in a US Army Message Center
  • cracking the Nazi code
  • Navajo Code Talkers
  • ancient ciphers based on simple number theory
  • modern techniques based on enormous prime numbers


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