Updated: 12/30/2019 by Computer Hope
Name: Norbert W. Wiener
Born: November 26, 1894, in Columbia, Missouri, USA
Death: March 18, 1964 (Age: 69)
- American mathematician and Professor of Mathematics at MIT.
- A famous child prodigy, Wiener became an early researcher in stochastic and Noise Processes. His contributions were relevant to the fields of electronic engineering, electronic communication, and control systems.
- Regarded as the originator of cybernetics, a formalization of the notion of feedback. It would have many implications for engineering, systems control, computer science, biology, philosophy, and the organization of society.
- God & Golem, Inc.: A Comment on Certain Points Where Cybernetics Impinges on Religion (1964).
- Nonlinear Problems in Random Theory (1958).
- The Human Use of Human Beings (1950).
- Cybernetics: Or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine (1948).
- Generalized harmonic analysis (1930).
Honors and awards
- Won the U.S. National Book Award in Science, Philosophy, and Religion for God & Golem, Inc (1965).
- Won the Bôcher Memorial Prize (1933).
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