Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Science on Screen® The Bit Player: Claude Shannon
Doors open at 7:30 pm
ANDREA GOLDSMITH, PhD
Professor of Electrical Enginnering | Stanford University
"A Playful Mind: the legacy of Claude Shannon"
NEW Science on Screen®:
In a blockbuster paper in 1948, Claude Shannon introduced the notion of a "bit" and laid the foundation for the information age. His ideas ripple through nearly every aspect of modern life, influencing such diverse fields as communication, computing, cryptography, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, cosmology, linguistics, and genetics. The Bit Player tells the story of an overlooked genius who revolutionized the world, but never lost his childlike curiosity.
Q&A following the film with the Director, Mark Levinson via SKYPE, and Andrea Goldsmith, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford.