Canberra Skeptics proudly presents: Secret Scientists: Australian code-breakers in the Second World War
Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Time: 6:00 to 7:30pm
Speaker: David Dufty
Venue: Belconnen Community Service, 26 Chandler Street, Belconnen ACT 2616
During the second world war, a motley collection of mathematicians, classicists, linguists, and radio experts came together in a secret organisation in Brisbane to crack the Japanese military codes. Drawing from his book The Secret Code Breakers of Central Bureau, David Dufty will take us into the hidden lives of these unsung Australian heroes and their world of deadly puzzles.
David Dufty is a Canberra-based writer and researcher. He completed a psychology degree with honours at the University of Newcastle, has a PhD in psychology from Macquarie University, and has worked as a statistician and social researcher at the University of Memphis, Newspoll, and the Australian Bureau of Statistics. His previous book, How to Build an Android, described modern developments in robotics and artificial intelligence.
Dinner will follow the lecture (venue TBC). To RSVP for the dinner please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canberra Skeptics Inc. is a non-profit association incorporated in the Australian Capital Territory for the purpose of promoting critical thinking. For further information about Canberra Skeptics, please visit our website: http://www.canberraskeptics.org