Mathematical Digest


Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"Tributes to the Talented", by Josie Glausiusz. Discover, January 2002.

Claude Shannon is "among the many gifted scientists and scholars who died [in2001]". The brief obit says that his work "established the groundwork for theelectronic communications networks that now circle the planet". An obituaryfor Shannon also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, 30 December 2001.

--- Annette Emerson