Monday, August 31, 2009

Turing-Bletchley Celebration

The Clue Meter has info on a celebration of the 70th anniversary of Alan Turing's arrival at Bletchley Park. Turing was brilliant, a math prodigy, eccentric, and gay. He contributed enormously to the Allied code-breaking effort against the Nazis.

As an extra, added attraction, there will be a talk by Tom Perera, W1TP on "The U-Boat Menace And The Enigma".

The Clue Meter: Oh, to be in England!


Roberta X said...

You've met him, you know -- Dr. Perera, that is.

Crucis said...

when I was in college, we had a guest lecturer who was a WW2 colleague of Alan Turing. He spoke for three hours about how they broke the Enigma code and how they intercepted German messages. One of the most interesting was the communications be Adm. Donitz and the Captain of the Bismark.

Very interesting speaker.

Turk Turon said...

Yes, I remember meeting Dr.Perera in Dayton. He had a Soviet crypto machine and the most exotic Morse keys I have ever seen.