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 927,519 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Norbert Wiener is the 49th most popular mathematician (up from 58th in 2019), the 279th most popular biography from United States (up from 280th in 2019) and the 3rd 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 828Before him are Johann Bernoulli, Apollonius of Perga, Archytas, Sofia Kovalevskaya, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, and Maria Gaetana Agnesi. After him are Sophie Germain, Brahmagupta, Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia, Simon Stevin, Philolaus, and Ludolph van Ceulen.

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Among people born in 1894, Norbert Wiener ranks 12Before him are Maximilian Kolbe, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Georges Lemaître, Boris III of Bulgaria, Jean Renoir, and Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi. After him are John Ford, Joseph Roth, Harold Macmillan, Fritz Sauckel, Alfred Kinsey, and Gala Dalí. Among people deceased in 1964, Norbert Wiener ranks 6Before him are Jawaharlal Nehru, Douglas MacArthur, Herbert Hoover, Paul of Greece, and Ian Fleming. After him are Victor Francis Hess, Alma Mahler, Rachel Carson, James Franck, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, and Gerrit Rietveld.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Norbert Wiener ranks 279 out of 15,968Before him are Gwyneth Paltrow (1972), Paul Walker (1973), B.B. King (1925), Jay Leno (1950), Joe Pesci (1943), and Ezra Pound (1885). After him are Tim Cook (1960), Spencer Tracy (1900), Brian De Palma (1940), Jimmy Wales (1966), Man Ray (1890), and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United States

Among mathematicians born in United States, Norbert Wiener ranks 3Before him are John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928) and Charles Sanders Peirce (1839). After him are Claude Shannon (1916), Katherine Johnson (1918), Edward Norton Lorenz (1917), Alonzo Church (1903), Herbert A. Hauptman (1917), Sam Loyd (1841), Mary Jackson (1921), Lloyd Shapley (1923), and Karen Uhlenbeck (1942).