Another book for math professor


Craig Bauer, a mathematics professor at York College, has written a new book, “Unsolved! The History and Mystery of the World’s Greatest Ciphers from Ancient Egypt to Online Secret Societies.”


The book explores the history behind an array of unsolved ciphers, beginning with an explanation of cryptology basics and an exploration of ancient ciphers.

Bauer served as the scholar-in-residence at National Security Agency’s Center for Cryptologic History during a leave of absence in 2011-12. The initial work for the book was supported by his residency program. He is also the author of “Secret History: The Story of Cryptology.”

The book was published by Princeton University Press, available at, on Amazon and at select bookstores.