Science Week - "The Bit Player" movie screening

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:30
Iontas Lecture Theatre, Iontas Building, North Campus

Movie Screening of "The Bit Player"

The Bit Player tells the story of an overlooked genius, Claude Shannon, who revolutionized the world.

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 such diverse fields as communication, linguistics, genetics, computing, cryptography, neuroscience, artificial intelligence and cosmology. In later years, he constructed a mathematical theory of juggling, rode unicycles, wrote the first paper on computer chess and built a flaming trumpet.