Birth Anniversary of Claude Shannon: One of the greatest mathematicians
Gaylord: Google paid tribute to the world renowned mathematician Claude Shannon, on his 100th birth anniversary. Claude Elwood Shannon was born in Gaylord, Michigan, on April 30, 1916. He is an American mathematical engineer. When he analysed the similarity between Boolean algebra and the telephone switching circuit, he applied Boolean algebra to electrical systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1940.
- He was a clever mathematician and did not work in the field of mathematics.
- Shannon designed Juggling robot.
- He designed a unicycle with an off-center wheel to keep the rider steady while juggling.
- Shannon loved to juggle since his childhood.
- His juggling masterpiece is a tiny stage on which three clowns juggle 11 rings, 7 balls, 5 clubs all driven by an invisible mechanism of clockwork and rods.
- He earned his B.S degree at Michigan University in 1936.
- Later, he joined Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied both mathematics and electrical engineering, receiving a master degree and a doctorate.
- He spent a year at Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study and he was named as National Research Fellow.
- Shannon received Morris Liebmann Memorial award in 1949, the Ballantine Medal in 1955, and the Merin J. Kelly Award of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers in 1962.
- He was also honoured by the national Medal of Science in 1966 and the Medal of Honor in the same year from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.