Title

The Japanese PURPLE MACHINE

Date

5-28-2015 11:30 AM

End Time

28-5-2015 1:30 PM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Mathematics

Session Chair

Michael Ward

Session Title

Cryptology Posters

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Cheryl Beaver

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

This presentation explores the history and workings of the Japanese PURPLE Machine. It came into use a couple years before the U.S. joined WWII and continued to be used throughout the war. During war, having the ability to eavesdrop on the enemy’s communication becomes paramount and that is why so much work was put into figuring this machine out. It is the opinion of many people that the knowledge obtained by the U.S. cryptologists about PURPLE shortened the war by one or two years.

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May 28th, 11:30 AM May 28th, 1:30 PM

The Japanese PURPLE MACHINE

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

This presentation explores the history and workings of the Japanese PURPLE Machine. It came into use a couple years before the U.S. joined WWII and continued to be used throughout the war. During war, having the ability to eavesdrop on the enemy’s communication becomes paramount and that is why so much work was put into figuring this machine out. It is the opinion of many people that the knowledge obtained by the U.S. cryptologists about PURPLE shortened the war by one or two years.