Claude Elwood Shannon

Claude Elwood Shannon Problems of Information Transmission, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2001, pp. 87{90. Translated from Problemy Peredachi Informatsii, No. 2, 2001, pp. 3{7. Original Russian Text Copyright c 2001 by the Editorial Board. \In our age, when human knowledge is getting more and more di erentiated, Claude Shannon is an exceptional example of a scientist who combines deep abstract mathematical thought with a broad and at the same time very concrete understanding of vital problems of technology. He can equally be considered as one of the greatest mathematicians and one of the greatest engineers of the last few decades. . . The importance of Shannon's work for pure mathematics had not been suciently appreciated at once," wrote A.N. Kolmogorov in his foreword to the book \Papers in Information Theory and Cybernetics" published in 1963 in the USSR. Due to the renown of Kolmogorov himself, and to his contribution to the development of the abundance of ideas given in Shannon's works, nowhere in the mathematical world were Shannon's works as popular in the 1950s as among Soviet mathematicians. A.N. Kolmogorov spoke at the General Meeting of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1956 with the popularization of ideas of information Problems of Information Transmission Springer Journals

Claude Elwood Shannon

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright © 2001 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
Engineering; Communications Engineering, Networks; Electrical Engineering; Information Storage and Retrieval; Systems Theory, Control
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