Norbert Wiener

Born: 26-11-1894 in Columbia, Missouri

Died: 18-3-1964 in Stockholm, Sweden


Norbert Wiener was an american mathamatician who also specialised in scientific theories, robotics and computer control. He was the author of many books such as his most well know work, a book called cybernetics about scientific theories
Wiener worked on the aiming and firing of anti-aircraft missiles in World War Two and also invented a theory used today called the Wiener filter, used to reduce noise in a radio signal.

Awards:

  • Bocher prize of the Amarican Mathamatician Society in 1933

  • in 1934 he became a member of the national academy of sciences

  • The national medal of science 1964

  • And he held honorary degrees from Tufts University, Grinnell Collage and the University of Mexico

  • The Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics was endowed in 1967 in honor of Norbert Wiener

  • The Norbert Wiener Award for Social and Professional Responsibility was established in 1987 in honor of Wiener

  • The crater Wiener on the far side of the Moon is named after him

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If i were to become a scientist i would work as a zooologist working in the branch of ethology (animal behaviour) because i like animals and i would be very interested in studying them. I would like to work out in the field, watching all sorts of different animals and how the live and what they do.


By Tom Baillieu