* Topic, "Cryptography"
* Themed Drink
Hi. This month we will have a fascinating discussion at our Cafe Sci at
7PM on Wednesday 5 October, at Taste, in College Park.
Cryptography is often considered one of the crown jewels in a young
discipline, computer science, but it's really an ancient subject that
helped bring into existence the computer age. Our speakers will explore
the ways cryptography is used (and abused) to run our world, as well as
introduce some of the mathematics that modern cryptography is built on.
Arup Guha grew up in Winter Park and got undergraduate degrees in
Mathematics and Computer Science at MIT in 1997. After getting his
Masters in Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison,
Arup returned to Orlando in 1999 to teach at UCF in the Computer
Science department, where he teaches a cryptography course each fall
Qian Wang got his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Science
at MIT in 2001. He works with encryption algorithms and thinks about
security problems daily as part of his job at QFX Software, a local
company he founded.
717 W. Smith Street
Orlando, United States
Taste is near the corner of Princeton Street (really Smith Street after
the fork) and Edgewater Drive, so about 2 minutes from I-4 to parking.
One can park on the street or in the parking lot behind Taste.
* From Downtown and south, drive north ("east") on I-4 through
downtown. At the exit for Princeton Street, exit and turn
* From Altamonte Springs and north, drive south ("west") on I-4
toward downtown Orlando. At the exit for Princeton Street, exit and
From I-4, drive a few blocks to Edgewater Drive. At the intersection,
you should see a orange building ahead of you, labeled "Taste". Park on
the street or behind Taste.
We have access to a full bar, and it can be difficult to order while
someone is speaking, so Chad is playing with the idea of an
easy-to-order themed drink for each topic. Of course, our Cafe Sci
remains open to people of all ages.
This month's drink is the Jack Rose cocktail. 3 parts applejack, 1 part
lime juice, 2 dashes of grenadine, served straight-up with a lime
wedge. It's a reference to the poisoned apple that killed one of the
most influential cryptographers of the 20th century, Alan Turing.