• Research School Irregular

    Published: Wednesday, 14 November 2018

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    Enigma - special lecture 14th November

    Revealing the Enigma:  X-ray imaging the machine that Turing cracked

    On November 14th, a 1941 Germany Army Enigma machine will be coming to the University of Manchester and the Alan Turing Building.

    This special lecture will showcase the Enigma and work conducted by the Henry Royce Institute to reveal a new perspective on the machine, with 3D images taken using X-Ray CT technology.

    Speakers from the Schools of Maths and Computer Science will also give their perspective on Alan Turing and his enduring legacy at the University of Manchester.

    Alan Turing Building – G107
    Wednesday 14th November – 4.15pm

    Register here:


    X-Ray Imaging the Enigma

    The University of Manchester and the Henry Royce Institute will receive a 1941 German Army Enigma machine typically held on display at Bletchley Park, once home to codebreakers during World War II.

    Materials science researchers based within the Alan Turing Building will scan the Engima using the latest technology in the Henry Moseley X-Ray Imaging lab. The X-Ray CT techniques used will aim to provide a unique look inside the legendary cipher machine, producing images which can be constructed into a 3D model.

    Turing’s Legacy

    Drawing on the friendly rivalry and debate about whether Alan Turing was a mathematician or a computer scientist, staff from both schools at the University of Manchester will provide insights into his revolutionary contributions. Turing’s work at Manchester is increasingly relevant in society today, particularly his influence on the cryptography that underpins computer security and his pioneering work on the artificial intelligence that underpins developments in robotics, self-driving cars, and automation.


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    Publishing Workshops

    Dear Researchers,


    You should book your places at the following research publishing workshops from Wiley and Manchester University Press. These are excellent opportunities to hear expert advice from publishers’ senior editorial staff and ask questions.


    For full details of each event and to make an online booking, follow the workshop links below.







    Publishing Seminar with Question and Answer Panel


    Friday 30 November 2018, 13:30-16:00


    University Place, Theatre A

    Research Publishing: Evening Mixer


    Thursday 29 November 2018, 17:30-19:30


    Exhibition Foyer (3rd floor), Manchester Dental Education Centre (MANDEC), Bridgeford Street, M15 6FH


    Manchester University Press

    Framing and Pitching a Book Project from Thesis Research


    Thursday 29 November 2018, 14:00-15:00

    University Place, Room 1.219

    Editor Clinic: Book Project from Thesis Research

    Thursday 29 November 2018, 15:00-16:00


    University Place, Room 1.219


    These events are part of the Library’s contribution to the University’s WriteFest18 initiative.


    With thanks and best wishes,

    Chris Gibson


    My Research Essentials team | The University of Manchester Library | Red 1.1, Main Library | The University of Manchester | Oxford Road | Manchester | M13 9PP | mre@manchester.ac.uk

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