The Absent-Minded Father of Cybernetics, Nor…

“When we met, was I walking to the faculty club or away from it? I’m wondering, because in the latter case I’ve already had my lunch” American mathematician Norbert Wiener (1894–1964) was by all accounts, a very peculiar man. After graduating from high school at 11 years old, he entered Tufts College and within three years was awarded an A.B. in mathematics. Before the age of 18, Harvard had awarded him a Ph.D. for his dissertation in mathematical logic. Described by author

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