Google doodles on Claude Elwood Shannon's 100th birthday

New York, April 30 : Popular search engine Google on Saturday celebrated   American mathematician, electrical engineer, andcryptographer, who is known as "the father of information theory", Claude Elwood Shannon's 100 th birthday.

Shannon was famous for having founded information theory with a landmark paper that he published in 1948.

He is perhaps equally well known for founding both the digital computer and digital circuit design theory in 1937, when, as a 21-year-oldmaster's degree student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he wrote his thesis demonstrating that electrical applications of Boolean algebra could construct any logical, numerical relationship.

Shannon contributed to the field ofcryptanalysis for national defense during World War II, including his basic work on codebreaking and secure telecommunications.

Google celebrates different occasions and birthdays of important personalities by decorating their homepage with doodle.

In the doodle, an animated  Shannon is seen playing with '1' and '0' digits.


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