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  • Code quest

    As a grad student, Robert Gallager, SM ’57, ScD ’60, met one of information theory’s central challenges. But nobody realized it for 30 years.

    September 14, 2010
  • Explained: The Shannon limit

    A 1948 paper by Claude Shannon SM ’37, PhD ’40 created the field of information theory — and set its research agenda for the next 50 years.

    January 19, 2010