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Claude Shannon
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Claude Shannon, the Father of the Information Age, Turns 1100100

Siobhan Roberts, Director’s Visitor (2013–14), discusses how a hundred years after his birth, Claude Shannon’s fingerprints are on every electronic device we own. Shannon was a Member in the School of Mathematics from 1940–41. Read more from the New Yorker

May 10, 2016