Geons, Black Holes and Quantum Foam: A Life in Physics Empire of the Stars: Obsession, Friendship, and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes. Kameshwar. The autobiography of one of the preeminent figures in twentieth-century physics. He studied with Niels Bohr, taught Richard Feynman, and boned up on relativity. The autobiography of one of the preeminent figures in twentieth-century physics. He studied with Niels Bohr, taught Richard Feynman, and.
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John Archibald Wheeler came up with the name “black hole,” fitting pioneering work on relativisitic astronomy into a busy schedule of shaping the then-emerging field of quantum mechanics from both scientific and philosophical angles. From nuclear physics, to quantum theory, to relativity and gravitation, Wheeler’s work has set the trajectory of research for half a century.
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He doesn’t need to beat himself up or constantly downplay his achievements, which are plenty. He studied with Niels Bohr, taught Richard Feynman, and boned up on relativity with his friend and colleague Albert Einstein. Wheeler seems to regret this decision a bit, but definitely holea to the extent you’d expect. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
John Archibald Wheeler’s fascinating life brings us face to face with the central characters and discoveries of modern physics. Niklasl rated it liked it Dec 28, holfs Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Geons, Black Holes and Quantum Foam: A Life in Physics
Quabtum he acknowledges that his reticence to enter WW2 was great, he doesn’t dwell on the fact that he didn’t believe the Nazi atrocities until he saw the concentration camps in person. The lives of the key figures in 20th-century physics have been copiously documented in dozens of biographical and historical works. I Try My Wings. Books by John Archibald Wheeler.
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