Noted American mathematician, logician, and founder of cybernetics. He was awarded his undergraduate degree in mathematics from Tufts University when he was only 14. After studies in other disciplines, he went to Harvard where he earned the PhD degree in philosophy when he was 18. He then studied at Cambridge University in England where he studied mathematics under Bertrand Russell. Concluded his postdoctral studies at Gottengen under David Hilbert. Worked at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland during American participation in World War I. Joined the faculty of MIT in 1919 where he remained until his retirement in 1960. Worked on Brownian motion, developed a new structure for describing potential theory, worked on number theory, and generalized harmonic analysis. Among his published works are: "Cybernetics: Or, Control and Communication in The Animal and The Machine" (1948), "The Human Use of Human Beings: Cybernetics and Society" (1950), "Ex-Prodigy: My Childhood And Youth" (1953), "I Am a Mathematician: The Later Life of a Prodigy: An Autobiographical Account of the Mature Years" (1956), "The Fourier Integral and It's Applications" (1959)," and "God and Golem, Inc.: A Comment on Certain Points Where Cybernetics Impinges On Religion" (1964). (bio by: GravesScribe)
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Honoring the memory of the man whose book "The Human Use if Human Beings" has made an influence in my life. I am so gratful for Dr. Weiner's brillance in the study of cybernetics. -
Dale Shaffer Added: Aug. 14, 2015