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Masterclass Turing
Monday 16 April 2012

On 23 June 2012 it is exactly 100 years ago that the famous British mathematician Alan Turing was born. Turing was one of the major codebreakers of Bletchley Park and is generally recognized as one of the pioneers of the modern computer and artificial intelligence. During WWII, Turing played a critical role in shortening the war by breaking the German Enigma codes.

Because of the importance of his work, 2012 has been internationally proclaimed The Alan Turing Year. Many activities will be organized world-wide to celebrate the 100th birthday of this remarkable person. Please check the links at the bottom of this page for more information.

In the Netherlands, the Radboud University of Nijmegen has organized a masterclass Machines Maken en Breken (Making and Breaking Machines) for pre-university students. There will be various lectures and workshops related to codemaking, codebreaking and information technology. Crypto Museum will be present to demonstrate real war-time Enigma machines.

In addition to a small Enigma exhibition, Crypto Museum will conduct a 1-hour talk about the Enigma Machine and code-breaking during WWII. Click the image above for a full program overview (in Dutch). A range of different Enigma machines will be shown, including the very rare Enigma M4 model that was used in a German U-Boat. Some machines will be demonstrated by Crypto Museum staff. Don't miss this unique opportunity to see a real Enigma machine up close.

Admission to the Masterclass Turing is free of charge and is intended for students of 3, 4 and 5 VWO (pre-academic). Students and schools need to register on the Radboud University website.

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