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How are the WUT and the deciphering of the 'Enigma' connected?

To solve this puzzle, we have to go back to the turbulent years when Poland was getting back its independence. Antoni Palluth – the son of a postal worker from Pobiedziska was 18 years old in 1918. During his service in the Polish Army's Communications division, when he was manning a radio station in the Poznań Fortress (also known as the Citadel), among his other tasks, he met Maksymilian Ciężki, just two years his senior. This is where it all began. 

Meeting Ciężki sparked Palluth's interest in short-wave radio and cryptology. It soon became apparent that his future would be linked to this. However, in the early 1920s, he got involved with the Warsaw University of Technology. Between 1921-1925 he was a student and in 1927-1929 an unenrolled student at the Faculty of Civil Engineering.

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WUT'S researchers work on a range of scientific topics which are explored in different areas and on a different scale. Often the outcome of these helps with the development of new technologies or everyday products to come into being.

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