Claude Elwood Shannon

1916 - 2001

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Claude Shannon founded the subject of information theory and he proposed a linear schematic model of a communications system.
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List of References (7 books/articles)

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Mathematicians born in the same country

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  1. Obituary: The Times
  2. Obituary: The Guardian
  3. Obituary: The New York Times

Honours awarded to Claude E Shannon
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AMS Gibbs Lecturer1963


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  1. AMS (registration required)
  2. E Weisstein
  3. Shannon's 1948 paper (pdf)
  1. A D Wyner
  2. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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