Saturday, April 30, 2016

Claude Shannon

100th birthday of Claude Shannon Claude Shannon is often described as the father of the information age who created the term "bit", short for binary digits. Had Shannon been alive on April 30, 2016, he would have turned 100 (or 1100100 if you prefer his age in binary). His most famous work is A Mathematical Theory of Communication (1949) in which he introduced information theory, the branch of mathematics focused on transmitting digital data. It was in this masterpiece that he coined the term "bit", the fundamental unit of information which relates to digital certainty: true or false, on or off, yes or no. Now to celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday, Shannon's work and life is celebrated with a Google Doodle in which a cartoon Shannon is juggling, a reference to the juggling machines he built and his juggling on a unicycle in lab halls. Date: 30,Apr 2016 Source: via

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Big Brains. Small Films. Benoît Mandelbrot, The Father of Fractals | IBM

IBM and celebrate the life of Benoit B. Mandelbrot, IBM Fellow Emeritus and Fractal Pioneer. In this final interview shot by filmmaker Erol Morris, Mandelbrot shares his love for mathematics and how it led him to his wondrous discovery of fractals. His work lives on today in many innovations in science, design, telecommunications, medicine, renewable energy, film (special effects), gaming (computer graphics) and more.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Toys from Trash

If you count in binary using our fingers, we can count upto 1023