Cryptology isn't a mere collection of papers. It is also a community of real people. In this crypto lounge, I've collected some videos showing famous cryptologists from a more personal side: commemorative lectures, discussion panels, interviews etc.
While the focus is more on personal interviews, I've also listed some regular lectures and invited talks directed at a more general audience that I particularly liked, when I couldn't find more personal footage. They too capture at least a tiny fraction of the real human behind the author's name on a paper.
If you scroll down, you'll also find a series of semi off-topic videos on non-crypto related subjects, which you may find interesting.
This playlist is "work in progress": I'll update it now and then, so feel free to come back for updates.
Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir, Len Adleman
- Adi Shamir: Commemorative Lecture, Japan Prize 2017
- Ronald L. Rivest, Oral History 2016
- Ronald L. Rivest, The Growth of Cryptography, 2011 Killian Lecture MIT
- Len Adleman, 2002 ACM Turing Award Recipient 2016
- Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir, Whitfield Diffie, Paul Kocher, Moxie Marlinspike, RSA Conference 2018
Whitfield Diffie, Martin E. Hellman
- Whitfield Diffie and Martin E. Hellman, ACM A. M. Turing Award
- Martin E. Hellman, Turing Award Winner on Cryptography 2016
- Whitfield Diffie, Cryptology and Security, the view from 2016
- Michael Rabin, 1976 ACM Turing Award Recipient 2016
- Michael Rabin, Turing Centennial Conference: Turing, Church, Gödel, Computability, Complexity, and Randomization 2012
Shafi Goldwasser, Avi Wigderson, Silvio Micali
- Avi Wigderson, Cryptography, Secrets and Lies, Knowledge and Trust, ETH Zürich 2012
- Avi Wigderson, On a Computational Theory of Randomness 2012
- Avi Wigderson on the "P vs. NP" Problem, ETH Zürich 2012
- Silvio Micali and Shafi Goldwasser, ACM A. M. Turing Laureate Interview 2018
- Silvio Micali: Proofs, Knowledge, and Computation 2018
- Shafi Goldwasser: The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation Portraits 2017
Mihir Bellare, Philipp Rogaway
- Philipp Rogaway: MIT IDSS Distinguished Seminar 2016
- Philipp Rogaway: The Moral Character of Cryptographic Work 2015
- Mihir Bellare: Caught in Between Theory and Practice 2014 (Speaker not shown)
Daniel J. Bernstein, Tanja Lange, Nadia Heninger
Dan Boneh, Victor Shoup
- Dan Boneh, What Lies Ahead for Cryptography and Why It Matters 2018
- Dan Boneh, Riposte: Hiding Metadata in Chat Systems 2017
- Victor Shoup: Blockchain and Fully Homomorphic Encryption 2018
More Famous Scientists and Engineers
- Daniel J. Bernstein, Tanja Lange, Kristin Lauter, Michael Naehrig, and Christof Paar: It's the End of Crypto As We Know It (song!)
Semi Off-Topic (non-crypto)
This is a sub-playlist of videos that I've stumbled across while looking for various crypto-related discplines like, e.g. quantum compting or anything else. I think they're amazing and funny and instructive; definitely worth watching on your spare time.
- Stephen Hawking faces Paul Rudd in Epic Chess Match (feat. Keanu Reeves)
- Anna Rudolf Plays Quantum Chess (vs. Chris Cantwell)
- Andrew C. Yao: Quantum Computing, A Great Science in the Making
- Talia Gershon: Quantum Computing Expert Explains One Concept in Five Levels of Difficulty
- Talia Gershon: A Beginner's Guide to Quantum Computing
- Tanmay Bakshi, Anna Phan: Quantum Computing, The IBM Q Experience, Superposition, Double Slit Experiment, Entanglement!
- But what is the Fourier Transform? A visual introduction
- Sebastian Schinzel: Time is on my Side, Exploiting Timing Side Channel Vulnerabilities on the WebExploiting Timing Side Channel Vulnerabilities on the Web