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There are codes all around us that we are not aware of. Mathematician and numberphile James Grime reveals this unseen world of hidden secrets and code breaking.
The world sends more messages today than ever before. Through the internet we email, and tweet, and instagram. And those messages are in code. This may not be surprising, but even those codes contain more secrets than you realize.
James Grime will reveal how film studios know if you are sharing movies illegally. How to hide a secret message on the internet in plain sight. He will tell you about a World War II code machine even more secret and difficult than the famous Enigma, and introduce the Golden Age Hollywood actress and secret inventor who came up with an idea still used in WiFi today.
Dr James Grime is a mathematician and public speaker. Formerly of the Millennium Mathematics Project for the University of Cambridge, James now runs The Enigma Project and travels the world giving public talks on the history and mathematics of codes and code breaking. James is also a presenter of the YouTube channel Numberphile.
This lecture is organized by GEWIS, the study association of the department of Mathematics & Computer Science of the TU/e, together with Studium Generale. The lecture is also part of the symposium Subsurface, organized by GEWIS.
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