Inside the Enigma cipher machine


To yet another page about the Enigma cipher machine. What might (and we hope, will) make it stand out from the crowd is currently being developed. As it could take a while to leave the under construction state we will be presenting a glimpse of what is going on from time to time in our blog.

Poland, Poznań, Adam Mickiewicz University and especially its Departament of Mathematics and Computer Science are very proud to be the homeland and alma mater of three great minds that achieved

one of the most important breakthroughs in cryptologic history

Marian Rejewski, Jerzy Różycki and Henryk Zygalski were the core of a group of people that broke the Enigma cipher even before the World War II started.

Many theses were written on the subject. This page is a child of one of them. Its author graduated mathematics and computer science from the aforementioned departament and the second thesis he wrote focused on bringing the theories and technicalities behind Enigma closer to easier comprehending for non-mathematicians. Now it’s time to expand, finish the job and bring them to You.

If You feel like You could help, then please contact us and we’ll be pleased to add You to the list afterwards. Do it also if You think we crossed the line somewhere (e.g. by abusing copyrights, which we hope not to be doing) and we’ll try to make it right.