Science: Turbulent Fellow

When chubby little Norbert Wiener was 14, he graduated from Tufts College. Reporters hailed him, and parents of ordinary children predicted that he would be a flash in the pan. When Norbert was 18, he emerged from Harvard with a Ph.D. and an academic halo which grew brighter as he studied at Göttingen, Cambridge, Columbia. Today Norbert Wiener, at the age of 43, is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ranks as one of the topflight mathematicians in the U. S. A familiar figure...