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Milestone Buildings Exist Yes.  +
Milestone Plaque Mounting Details The plaque is to be displayed on the wall along an interior corridor of the Laboratory, on the floor and in close proximity to where Claude Shannon's office was located while he was at MIT.  +
Milestone Present Site Owner The building in which the plaque will be located is assigned to and is the responsibility of the Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology  +
Milestone Site Access Details The corridor is well-trafficked and accessible to general public at all times without the need for appointments or other special arrangements. The campus buildings are all monitored by campus police.  +
Milestone Site Description The plaque will be installed within the ReThe plaque will be installed within the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), whose street address is 50 Vassar Street. The exact site for the plaque is quite close to the location where Claude Shannon carried out his pioneering developments of information theory while at MIT.pments of information theory while at MIT.  +
Milestone Site Owner Approval Yes  +
Proposed Milestone IEEE Section IEEE Boston Section  +
Proposed Milestone Location Research Laboratory of Electronics Massachusetts Institute of Technology 50 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139 Lattitude, Longitude: 42.360397, -71.094217 N42° 21.6238', W71° 5.653'  +
Proposed Milestone Name Development of Information Theory, 1939-1967  +
Proposed Milestone Plaque Citation The mathematical principles of InformationThe mathematical principles of Information Theory, laid down by Claude Elwood Shannon over the period 1939-1967, set in motion a revolution in communication system engineering. They quantified the concept of information, established fundamental limits in the representation and reliable transmission of information, and revealed the architecture of systems for approaching them. Today, Information Theory continues to provide the foundation for advances in information collection, storage, distribution, and processing.on, storage, distribution, and processing.  +
Proposed Milestone Year 1939-1967  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 13 October 2015 15:39:09  +
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