Retrospective: Claude E. Shannon (1916-2001)

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Science  20 Apr 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5516, pp. 455
DOI: 10.1126/science.1060996

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In this Retrospective, Golomb reviews the life and work of Claude Elwood Shannon, the founder of modern communication theory that enabled, together with the transistor, the revolution in information technology. Claude Shannon passed away on 24 February 2001, aged 84.