Michigan History Museum - The Juggling Code-Breaker

From: Michigan History Museum

7/1/2016 - 1/15/2017

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702 W. Kalamazoo Street
Lansing, MI 48915
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Claude Shannon of Gaylord is credited with the theoretical basis for binary code, the foundation of everything digital; during World War II, he helped develop message encryption. Our new exhibit shows you more about the mathematician's groundbreaking accomplishments...and something of his lighter side. Here, circa 1955, Shannon holds an electromagnet-powered mouse that could navigate a maze on its own (courtesy Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Inside the Kalamazoo entrance, first floor.

This exhibit is included with museum admission. You can save on admission and receive other great benefits when you become a Michigan History Center member.

The Michigan History Museumflagship of the Michigan History Museum Systemis located in the east wing of the Michigan Library and Historical Center. Sunday admission and weekend parking are free. Read more Michigan History Museum visitor information.

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Updated 07/07/2016

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