Open to the Public, Talks & Lectures, University-wide
8 Nov 2017
Babbio Auditorium

"How the Information Age Was Born" with author Jimmy Soni

A Center for Science Writings Event

Journalist Jimmy Soni discusses his new bestseller A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age. Co-written with historian Rob Goodman, the book recounts how legendary mathematician/engineer Claude Shannon invented information theory at Bell Laboratories in 1948, laying the foundation for the digital era. Bestselling biographer Walter Isaacson calls A Mind at Play “a long overdue, insightful, and humane portrait of this eccentric and towering genius.”

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