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


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Claude Shannon, MIT

A hundred years after his birth, Claude Shannons fingerprints are on every electronic device we own.

Credit: Alfred Eisenstaedt / The Life Picture Collection / Getty

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.

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