Claude Shannon is known for the foundation of electronic digital computing. Shannon is the one who earned the moniker ‘father of information theory’. Today is Shannon’s hundredth birthday, he was born on April 30, 1916 in Petoskey, Michigan. Google is honouring Shannon today with a doodle on its homepage in which he can be seen juggling a bunch of numbers, created by artist Nate Swinehart.
Since very early, Shannon showed his apparent interest in mechanics and electronics when he was in school. Shannon, an American mathematician, electrical engineer and cryptographer is equally famous for founding the digital computer and digital circuit design theory in 1937.
He had also contributed to cryptanalysis for national defense during World War II. He is also remembered for his basic work on code-breaking and secure telecommunications.
He also rubbed shoulders with some of the well-known geniuses like Albert Einstein and Alan Turing. The Google today doodles to honour him as a world class juggler who is known for his revolutionary academic works.