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The Role of Poles in Breaking the Enigma Code

The Role of Poles in Breaking the Enigma Code

This program will spotlight the often overlooked but invaluable role of Polish mathematicians in deciphering Enigma, an achievement which they shared with their British allies. Their work facilitated the success of Alan Turing and other British codebreakers in breaking a more evolved version of the Enigma code, thereby shortening World War II according to Robert Charlesworth, of Britsburgh.

The program will take place at Duquesne University on Friday, October 1, in the Power Center Ballroom from 7 to 9pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.

The featured speaker will be Dr. Roman Sznajder, professor of mathematics and graduate program director in Applied and Computational Mathematics at Bowie State University in Maryland.

An authentic Enigma machine will be on display at this event, courtesy of Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, Special Collections, Traub-McCorduck Collection. The event will also  feature a preview of the Enigma—Decipher Victory exhibition, which will be on display at Gumberg Library from October 4-15.

The program and exhibition are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided and registration is required.

Guests will be asked to follow the University's indoor mask requirement for all individuals on campus--regardless of vaccination status.


Related LibGuide: Enigma--Decipher Victory by Ted Bergfelt

Friday, October 1, 2021
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Power Center
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Sara Baron