Mathematician:Claude Elwood Shannon

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Mathematician

American mathematician, electrical engineer, and cryptographer known as "the father of information theory".

Noted for having founded information theory with a landmark paper, A Mathematical Theory of Communication, published in $1948$.

Produced the first effective design for a chess-playing computer.


Nationality

American


History

  • Born: 30 April 1916 in Gaylord, Michigan, USA
  • Died: 24 February 2001 in Medford, Massachusetts, USA


Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Claude Elwood Shannon can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for Claude Elwood Shannon can be found here.


Publications

  • 1940: A Symbolic Analysis of Relay and Switching Circuits
  • 1941: Mathematical theory of the differential analyzer
  • 1948: A Mathematical Theory of Communication (Bell System Technical Journal Vol. 27no. 3: 379 – 423)
  • 1948: A Mathematical Theory of Communication (Bell System Technical Journal Vol. 27no. 4: 623 – 666)
  • 1949: The Mathematical Theory of Communication (book length expansion of A Mathematical Theory of Communication)
  • 1949: Communication theory of secrecy systems


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