Mathematician:Norbert Wiener

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American mathematician who worked mainly in computer science, stochastic processes and cybernetics.




  • Born: November 26, 1894 in Columbia, Missouri
  • Died: March 18, 1964 in Stockholm, Sweden

Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Norbert Wiener can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for Norbert Wiener can be found here.


  • 1914: A simplification in the logic of relations
  • 1922: A New Vector Method in Integral Equations (MIT Journal of Mathematics and Physics Vol. 1: 1 – 20) (with Frank Lauren Hitchcock)
  • 1930: Extrapolation, Interpolation and Smoothing of Stationary Time Series with Engineering Applications
  • 1933: Notes on random functions (with Antoni Zygmund and Raymond Edward Alan Christopher Paley)
  • 1948: Cybernetics: Or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine
  • 1950: The Human Use of Human Beings
  • 1952: The Brain and other short science fiction (fiction: under the name W. Norbert)
  • 1953: Ex-Prodigy: My Childhood and Youth (autobiography)
  • 1956: I am a Mathematician (autobiography)
  • 1958: Nonlinear Problems in Random Theory
  • 1959: The Tempter (fiction)
  • 1966: Generalized Harmonic Analysis and Tauberian Theorems
  • 1966: God & Golem, Inc.: A Comment on Certain Points Where Cybernetics Impinges on Religion
  • 1988: The Fourier Integral and Certain of its Applications
  • 1994: Invention: The Care and Feeding of Ideas