World Juggling Day 2001
The IJA dedicated World Juggling Day 2001 to the memory of Claude Shannon (1916-2001), an incredible scientist and a pioneer in the physics of juggling.
In addition to breaking ground in many very important non-juggling scientific areas, Shannon turned his intellect to the topics of juggling equations relating time and quantity, and to mechanical juggling creations. His renown brought popular attention to the fun and science of juggling.
To read more about Claude Shannon and to see pictures of this genius and some of his juggling devices, follow these links:
Amazing story of Claude Shannon
Claude Shannon: collected papers
A personal tribute to Claude Shannon, from a juggler who knew him