Quantum Blockchains Hosts Second iteration of the Marian Rejewski Award
Quantum Blockchains and MakoLab are pleased to announce the successful hosting of the second iteration of the Marian Rejewski Award for outstanding master’s degree theses in the field of applied mathematics. This award, named in honor of the prominent Polish cryptographer and cryptanalyst Marian Rejewski, aims to inspire emerging talents in the field of mathematics and encourage path-breaking research reminiscent of Rejewski’s trailblazing spirit.
We are thrilled to share that two distinguished Polish mathematicians have been selected as the recipients of this prestigious award this year. The decision was made in light of their significant scholarly contributions and their unyielding dedication to pushing the boundaries of our understanding of applied mathematics. The award ceremony was held amidst the grand celebrations of the 78th anniversary of the Technical University of Lodz (TUL), a milestone event that stands as a testament to the enduring tradition of academic excellence and innovation at TUL.
The award’s namesake, Marian Rejewski, is a national icon who made remarkable strides in the field of cryptography and cryptanalysis. He etched his name in the annals of history with his groundbreaking decipherment of the German Enigma code, years before the onset of World War II. This extraordinary achievement has greatly shaped the course of cryptographic studies. His inventive device, popularly referred to as the “Bomb”, served as a catalyst for the legendary British mathematician and computer scientist, Alan Turing, inspiring him to design a more advanced machine to crack the Enigma code, thus aiding the Allied forces in the war.
As the funding organizations behind the Marian Rejewski Award, Quantum Blockchains is proud to be a part of a venture that immortalizes Rejewski’s enduring legacy. It is our hope that through this award, we can foster a passion for mathematical discovery and research and motivate aspiring mathematicians to scale new peaks in their chosen fields. We eagerly anticipate the future achievements of the award recipients and remain committed to supporting and recognizing exceptional talent in the realm of applied mathematics.