From the memoirs of a Norwegian cryptologist

  • Ernst S. Selmer
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-48285-7_12

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 765)
Cite this paper as:
Selmer E.S. (1994) From the memoirs of a Norwegian cryptologist. In: Helleseth T. (eds) Advances in Cryptology — EUROCRYPT ’93. EUROCRYPT 1993. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 765. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


Norwegian cryptology was first organized, in the 30’s, by then Capt. R. A. Roscher Lund. He set up a “Cryptology club”, recruited partly from amateurs, partly from mathematicians. Many members came from a bridge club with the appropriate name “Forcing”. Around the outbreak of the war a “Defense information office” was established with some (very) few cryptologists.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ernst S. Selmer
    • 1
  1. 1.SkiNorway

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