Tom Perera

Tom Perera is a retired professor of neuroscience who specialized in research on the coding of information in the human brain and nervous system. He has been hunting, collecting, researching, restoring, and writing about Enigmas and their history for over 35 years. He located, restored, and sold the Enigmas that star in The Imitation Game and Snowden. He provides extensive Enigma information through his Enigma book, his lectures, and his website:


Hacking Enigma: The Real Story of the "Imitation Game" and Alan Turing

The German military used Enigma cipher machines to encode all of their important communications. The breaking of these Enigma codes is credited with shortening the war by two years, saving thousands of lives, and perhaps keeping Hitler from developing the atomic bomb. This talk will explain in detail how the Enigma works and trace the fascinating history of the cracking of the Enigma codes. The real story behind The Imitation Game movie will be told.