The field of Information Theory was born out of Claude Shannon’s landmark 1948 paper, A Mathematical Theory of Communication. Current activity in the field can be found at the IEEE Information Theory Society home page.
o The IEEE Transactions on Information Theory is the main (western) journal devoted to information theory
o Problems of Information Transmission is a translation of the Russian "Problemy Peredachi Informatsii"
o Communications in Information and Systems publishes papers in information theory
o A more recent journal (started in March 2003) is the International Journal of Quantum Information
o Another journal started in 2003 is the Foundations and Trends in Communications and Information Theory
o There is also an electronic journal devoted to Entropy and its relationship with various fields
o An article on the fascinating connections between information theory and fundamental physics
o What some people think about the second law of thermodynamics
motivated by important problems in communications engineering, as a modern
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