Martin Hellman: The Wisdom of Foolishness
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | 7:00 pm Pacific Time
When Martin Hellman started working in cryptography in the early 1970s, his colleagues told him he was crazy to do so; he couldn’t possibly compete with the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and its enormous budget. He was also warned that if he did accomplish anything significant, NSA would classify it. Those arguments had validity, but Hellman says that, in hindsight,it was wise to take on that “fool’s errand.” Join us on Tuesday, January 29 for a live streamed lecture with Martin Hellman as he explores several such “tiltings at windmills” that turned out well.
The lecture will be broadcast online at no charge. If you would like to view the live broadcast, please register so that we can send you the link prior to the event.