Shannon, Claude Elwood, 1916-2001

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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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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Shannon, Claude Elwood, 1916-2001. Claude Elwood Shannon papers, 1932-1995 (bulk 1938-1989). Library of Congress
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Michael S. Mahoney papers., 1923-2008 University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute.
referencedIn Oliver, Bernard M., 1916-. Oral history interview with Bernard M. Oliver, 1985 Aug. 9, 1986 Apr. 14. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Andrew J. and Erna Viterbi Family Archives, 1905-2007 USC Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn McCorduck, Pamela, 1940-. The Pamela McCorduck collection, 1972-1979. Carnegie Mellon University, Hunt Library
creatorOf Claude Elwood Shannon Papers, 1932-1995, (bulk 1938-1989) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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correspondedWith Andrew, Merle M. person
correspondedWith Ashby, W. Ross (William Ross), 1903-1972 person
associatedWith Bell Telephone Laboratories. corporateBody
correspondedWith Berkeley, Edmund Callis person
correspondedWith Berkeley, Edmund Callis person
correspondedWith Biunno, Vincent P. person
correspondedWith Bode, Hendrik W. (Hendrik Wade), 1905-1982 person
correspondedWith Brown, Gordon Stanley, 1907-1996 person
correspondedWith Campbell, John William, 1889- person
correspondedWith Casby, James U. person
correspondedWith Dowling, Kevin person
correspondedWith Dowling, Kevin person
correspondedWith Elias, P. (Peter) person
correspondedWith Flanagan, Dennis, 1919-2005 person
correspondedWith Flood, Merrill M. (Merrill Meeks), 1908-1991 person
correspondedWith Gabor, Dennis, 1900-1979 person
correspondedWith Hubbard, L. Ron (La Fayette Ron), 1911-1986 person
correspondedWith Kleene, Stephen Cole, 1909-1994 person
correspondedWith Lasker, Edward, 1885-1981 person
correspondedWith Levy, David N. L. person
correspondedWith Liversidge, Anthony person
associatedWith Mahoney, Michael S. (Michael Sean) person
correspondedWith McCarthy, John, 1927-2011 person
associatedWith McCorduck, Pamela, 1940- person
correspondedWith Moore, Edward F. person
associatedWith Oliver, Bernard M., 1916- person
correspondedWith Pierce, John Robinson, 1910-2002 person
correspondedWith Piore, Emanuel Ruben, 1908-2000 person
correspondedWith Price, G. Baley (Griffith Baley), 1905- person
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
correspondedWith Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996 person
correspondedWith Shneidman, Edwin S. person
correspondedWith Singmaster, David person
correspondedWith Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994 person
correspondedWith Uttley, A. M. person
associatedWith Viterbi, Andrew J. person
associatedWith Viterbi, Erna person
correspondedWith Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957 person
correspondedWith Weaver, Warren, 1894-1978 person
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Birth 1916-04-30

Death 2001-02-24





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