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Norbert Wiener

1894 - 1964

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Norbert Wiener (November 26, 1894 – March 18, 1964) was an American mathematician and philosopher. He was a professor of mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Norbert Wiener has received more than 1,082,060 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Norbert Wiener is the 49th most popular mathematician, the 288th most popular biography from United States (down from 279th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Mathematician.

Norbert Wiener is most famous for his work in cybernetics, which is the study of the control and communication between humans and machines.

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Among mathematicians, Norbert Wiener ranks 49 out of 823Before him are Emmy Noether, Charles Sanders Peirce, Eudoxus of Cnidus, Sophie Germain, Claude Shannon, and Maria Gaetana Agnesi. After him are Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Philolaus, Karl Weierstrass, Sofia Kovalevskaya, Nikolai Lobachevsky, and Gaspard Monge.

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Among people born in 1894, Norbert Wiener ranks 12Before him are Maximilian Kolbe, Georges Lemaître, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Boris III of Bulgaria, John Ford, and Jean Renoir. After him are Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Joseph Roth, Harold Macmillan, Fritz Sauckel, Dietrich von Choltitz, and Gala Dalí. Among people deceased in 1964, Norbert Wiener ranks 7Before him are Jawaharlal Nehru, Douglas MacArthur, Ian Fleming, Herbert Hoover, Paul of Greece, and Rachel Carson. After him are James Franck, Alma Mahler, Gerhard Domagk, Victor Francis Hess, Vasily Grossman, and Karl Polanyi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Norbert Wiener ranks 288 out of 18,182Before him are Angelina Jolie (1975), Brian Wilson (1942), Bette Davis (1908), Bruce Springsteen (1949), Nick Nolte (1941), and Geraldine Chaplin (1944). After him are Shirley MacLaine (1934), Mario Puzo (1920), Raymond Chandler (1888), Gloria Stuart (1910), Neil deGrasse Tyson (1958), and Edward Hopper (1882).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United States

Among mathematicians born in United States, Norbert Wiener ranks 4Before him are John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928), Charles Sanders Peirce (1839), and Claude Shannon (1916). After him are Katherine Johnson (1918), Edward Norton Lorenz (1917), Herbert A. Hauptman (1917), Mary Jackson (1921), Alonzo Church (1903), Lloyd Shapley (1923), Sam Loyd (1841), and Karen Uhlenbeck (1942).