Monthly Archives: April 2016

Happy Birthday, Claude Shannon

Claude Shannon is famous among mathematicians and computer scientists for his remarkable work, particularly in the realm of  information theory.  Of particular importance is Shannon’s notion of information entropy, often referred to now as “Shannon entropy”.  He launched the theory … Continue reading

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MathOverflow and MathSciNet

Earlier, I posted about adding MR links to Wikipedia pages.  The point of that post was that it was fairly simple to add a link to MathSciNet while editing a Wikipedia page.  In March 2014, Scott Morrison, a MathOverflow user (and … Continue reading

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