1948 A Mathematical Theory of Communication, by Bell Labs researcher Claude Shannon, is published, laying the intellectual foundation for the Digital Age Shannon’s paper transformed information from a general term to a measurable, calculable quantity.
Claude Shannon: Tinkerer, Prankster, and Father of Information Theory Shannon, who died in 2001, is regarded as one of the greatest electrical engineering heroes of all time. This profile, originally published in 1992, reveals the many facets of his life and work
April 30 marks the 100th birthday of mathematician Claude Shannon, who is credited as being the father of the information age. To celebrate, Google has given Claude his own doodle on the landmark occasion. But who is Claude and why is he worth celebrating? Let us tell you here!