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How The Information Age Became The Information Age

"It was Claude Shannon who made the final synthesis, who defined the concept of information and effectively solved the problem of noise. It was Shannon who was credited with gathering the threads into a new science. But he had important predecessors at Bell Labs, two engineers who had shaped his thinking since he discovered their […]
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Claude Shannon is one of the great, heroic titans of the computer science revolution, a brilliant scientist and Feynman-grade eccentric whose accomplishments fill several excellent books. (more…)

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He will never have the name recognition of a Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, but Claude Shannon did every bit as much to wire the word. And his sense of play was highly contagious.

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Twelve years ago, Robert McEliece, a mathematician and engineer at Caltech, won the Claude E. Shannon Award, the highest honor in the field of information theory. During his acceptance lecture, at an international symposium in Chica...

Never mind the noise: Quantum entanglement allows channel information rate to exceed Shannon zero-error capacity

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(Phys.org)—As developed by Claude Shannon, information theory defines channel capacity as the maximum rate at which information can be sent through the channel. This capacity can be mathematically described using a graph associated ...

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