In early February, BBC 2 screened the final instalment in their series ‘Icons: The Greatest Person of the 20th Century’. In previous instalments, viewers had been asked to vote for the greatest within seven different categories: arts, sport, politics, science, etc. In the final show, the winners in each category were pitted against each other, … Continue reading Alan Turing – Great British Icon
Last week, upon the invitation of blockchain company Verity – Dr Enigma travelled to Slovenia’s beautiful capital to present at the ‘Original Crypto’ evening as well as visit Verity’s office and speak to both the Slovene media and Verity staff about the Enigma machine. Media interest was strong, with two different TV crews doing segments … Continue reading Enigma machine creates media frenzy in Ljubljana: Dr Enigma in Slovenia
Dr Enigma was back at Turing Fest in Edinburgh this year to deliver a talk, as well as host a stand displaying two original, war-time Enigma machines. It was great to be back at the festival, speaking with so many interesting people, and once again to be bringing a piece of history which is still relevant to … Continue reading Dr Enigma at Turing Fest 2018
I am often asked whether the Germans had any idea that the British were successfully breaking Enigma during the war. Surely, they say, there were German spies in Britain who would have been able to pick up some clues, and to report their findings back to Germany? It often comes as a surprise to them … Continue reading Did the Nazis know the British were breaking the Enigma codes?