Photons, Bits and Entropy: From Planck to Shannon at the Roots of the Information Age


The present age, which can be called the Information Age, has a core technology constituted by bits transported by photons. Both concepts, bit and photon, originated in the past century: the concept of photon was introduced by Planck in 1900 when he advanced the solution of the blackbody spectrum, and bit is a term first used by Shannon in 1948 when he… (More)
DOI: 10.3390/e19070341


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