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
- Dorothie and Martin Hellman: Peace, True Love... and Cryptography. Google Talks 2017
Vincent Rijmen, Joan Daemen
- 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
- Ueli Maurer: Constructive Cryptography and Information Theory, 2016
- Ueli Maurer, Ron Rivest: Excellence in the Field of Mathematics, RSA Conference 2016 Award
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
- Manindra Agrawal: A History of Primes. American Academy of Arts and Sciences, October 2002
- Manindra Agrawal: Excellence in Science and Tech Awards 2011. H.K.Fìrodia Memorial Foundation
More Famous Scientists and Engineers
- Grace Hopper, Nanoseconds!
- Grace Hopper Lecture, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, 1985
- Claude Shannon, Father of the Information Age (see also Robert G. Gallager on Claude Shannon)
- Madhu Sudan: Boole Shannon Lecture at MIT, 2015
- Daniel J. Bernstein, Tanja Lange, Kristin Lauter, Michael Naehrig, and Christof Paar: It's the End of Crypto As We Know It (song!)
- Daniel J. Bernstein, Geoffroy Couteau, Carl Ellison, Remi Geraud, Becca Kreuter, Tanja Lange, Kristin Lauter, Christof Paar, Tom Roeder, Mike Rosulek: 500 Bits, Implementor's Lament (song!)
IACR's Video Collection
You may get lucky to find your favorite cryptologist in a recording of some of the IACR meetings and conferences:
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.
The Adversary :-)
Seeking current videos about SIGINT agencies with a focus on cryptography from all over the world. They embody the archetypical cryptographic Adversary that we all love to depict with the cute BSD Daemon in slides. It would be interesting to see the world from their perspective. If you have suggestions, please let me know. Thanks.
- Inside the NSA: America's Cyber Secrets, National Geographic, part 1, part 2.
- Cameras inside the GCHQ for the First Time. Sky News
- Spy Station: Graham Smith's Documentary about GCHQ Bude, 2001
- 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
- Andrew Helwer: Quantum Computing for Computer Scientists (w/ slides)
- Talia Gershon: A Beginner's Guide to Quantum Computing
- But what is the Fourier Transform? A visual introduction
- Sebastian Schinzel: Time is on my Side, Exploiting Timing Side Channel Vulnerabilities on the Web
- Sébastien Philippe discusses the Zero-knowledge protocol
- Matthew Bunn: Nuclear 101, How Nuclear Bombs Work: part 1, part 2, slides.
- Allan Adams: Introduction to Superposition (MIT 8.04 Quantum Physics I, Spring 2013)