Cryptology Day 2

Thursday, January 25, 2018 will be the next Cryptology Day at AMU. On this occasion, the Alumno bene merenti medal ceremony will be held in the Lubranski Hall of Collegium Minus. The medal was awarded to Marian Rejewski, Jerzy Różycki and Henryk Zygalski whose families will take part in the celebration. Medal Alumno bene merenti of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, established by the resolution of the AMU Senate in September 2016, is given to the most outstanding graduates of the University. On the occasion of the 85th anniversary of breaking the Enigma code, the medal was posthumously awarded to the most famous Polish cryptologists.

Cryptology Day 2
Cryptology Day 2

The ceremony is part of the next Cryptology Day at AMU, a special edition of the annual Marian Rejewski, Jerzy Różycki and Henryk Zygalski Lectures in Computer Science. Exactly ten years ago, the first Cryptology Day inaugurated this series of lectures established by the resolution of the Council of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science in connection with the 75th anniversary of the victory over the Enigma.

During these ten years, lectures were given by: Marek Grajek, Andrew Odlyzko, Józef Pieprzyk, Avi Wigderson, Emo Welzl, Shafi Goldwasser, Johan Hastad, Noga Alon, Gil Kalai, Dermot Turing, Christos H. Papadimitriou. These names clearly attest to the prominence of the series.

On January 25, 2018, during the second Cryptology Day, two lectures will be delivered: The Enigma Relay. A Discovered Report of Polish Cryptologists by Marek Grajek and The Hidden Discovery of Public Key Cryptography by Clifford Cocks.