Encryption Science Saturday
Celebrate Maths Week Scotland and 100 years of GCHQ with code breaking drop in activities at National Museum of Scotland. Try your skills out with a code breaking trail, discover cipher wheels and enigma machines in the collections and get hands on with morse code challenges.
Can you crack all five codes to find the name of five exhibits in the National Museum of Scotland? Pick up a challenge to give it a try. Created by the Open University, they will be on hind to give hints and tips.
Take on the role of secret agents with our simulator to exchange messages and figure out the code.
Encrypted messages seem random at first, but finding patterns helps us solve them. Join the Royal Statistical Society to find out how we can uncover patterns.
Activities will take place in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland. Suitable for all ages no booking required.
Can't wait til 5 October? Check out this article and video to find out how an enigma machine works.
Women in Maths
To celebrate women in Maths Day (12 May) we interviewed six women with maths at the core of their role and will be releasing the videos throughout May.
Our next two videos are women who work with large numbers which affect all of our lives. Kate Forbes is the Cabinet Secretary for Finance for Scotland and Esther Roughsedge is a Statistician at National Records of Scotland.