Norbert Wiener

Mathematician, Academic

1894 – 1964

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Who was Norbert Wiener?

Norbert Wiener was an American mathematician and philosopher. He was Professor of Mathematics at MIT.

A famous child prodigy, Wiener later became an early researcher in stochastic and noise processes, contributing work relevant to electronic engineering, electronic communication, and control systems.

Wiener is considered the originator of cybernetics, a formalization of the notion of feedback, with implications for engineering, systems control, computer science, biology, philosophy, and the organization of society.

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Born
Nov 26, 1894
Columbia
Parents
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Harvard University
  • Cornell University
  • Tufts University
  • Ayer High School
Employment
  • Harvard University
Lived in
  • Columbia
Died
Mar 18, 1964
Stockholm

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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