Shannon, Claude Elwood, 1916-2001

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Birth 1916-04-30
Death 2001-02-24
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English

Biographical notes:

Mathematician, information theorist, and computer scientist. Died 2001.

From the description of Claude Elwood Shannon papers, 1932-1995 (bulk 1938-1989). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71174632

Biographical Note

  • 1916, Apr. 30: Born, Petoskey, Mich.
  • 1936: B.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • 1940: M.Sc., electrical engineering, and Ph.D., mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1940 - 1941 : Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1948: Published “A Mathematical Theory of Communication,” Bell System Technical Journal
  • 1949: Married Mary E. Moore
  • 1941 - 1958 : Research mathematician, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, N.J.
  • 1958 - 1978 : Donner Professor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1985: Awarded Kyoto Prize
  • 2001, Feb. 24: Died, Medford, Mass.

From the guide to the Claude Elwood Shannon Papers, 1932-1995, (bulk 1938-1989), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Computer games
  • Computer chess
  • Information theory
  • Telecommunication
  • Computers
  • Games--Data processing

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  • Mathematicians
  • Information theorists
  • Computer scientists

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