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Claude Shannon: Father of the Information Age

This guide was created to coincide with "From Bits to Qubits: A Celebration of Claude Shannon, Father of the Information Age", held Saturday, April 6, 2024 at the TechFlex Auditorium at Stevens

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This Research Guide has been created by the Library staff to provide supplemental reading and research resources to accompany the lecture, "From Bits to Qubits: A Celebration of Claude Shannon, Father of the Information Age".

Sponsored by Stevens Institute of Technology and the IEEE History Center, this event featured a historical perspective of Claude Shannon by Stevens’ President Nariman Farvardin and a panel discussion with Stevens faculty that examined Claude Shannon's legacy and influence on today’s powerful technologies. 

Saturday, April 6, 2024, 9:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M

TechFlex Auditorium, University Center Complex, Stevens Institute of Technology

Claude Shannon's Seminal Article & Doctoral Dissertation

Books about Claude Shannon

Articles About Claude Shannon

Internet Resources

The Shannon Limit (Bell Labs)

In 1948, Claude Shannon discovered that all communication channels have a fundamental limit in the capacity they can transmit. This law – later known as the Shannon Limit – radically changed the trajectory of communication theory. Researchers have spent decades trying to achieve, then go beyond, this limit. This is the story of a eureka moment. The best minds from different fields coming together to test the limits of Shannon’s theory for optical transmission, and in so doing, bringing this visionary into the present to define the future again.