For the second year, the “Code of Kells” workshop will take place as part of the European Researcher’s Night. In the 2021 edition, the attendees will hear about the power of using ciphers in cryptography, understanding how ancient people applied these to write secret messages and the current application of ciphers to protect online data. The participants will practice their abilities by writing their own secret messages using different ciphers.
The workshop also includes a gameplay session of the mystery game “The Code of Kells”. During the game, participants will virtually walk around Dublin city centre and collect clues to discover who stole the Book of Kells from the Old Library at Trinity College Dublin. The event is an initiative of the Happy Maths project, and you can click here to learn more about the “Code of Kells” game.
The European Researchers’ Night is a Europe-wide event, where people come together to celebrate and learn about research. It has run annually since 2005.