John Archibald Wheeler
John Archibald Wheeler (July 9, 1911 – April 13, 2008) was an American theoretical physicist. He was known for his interest in general relativity in the United States. Wheeler also worked with Niels Bohr in explaining the basic principles behind nuclear fission.
He is best known for using the term "black hole" and for inventing the terms "quantum foam", "neutron moderator", "wormhole" and "it from bit", and for hypothesizing the "one-electron universe".
On April 13, 2008, Wheeler died of pneumonia at the age of 96 in Hightstown, New Jersey.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Wheeler, John Archibald; Ford, Kenneth (1998). Geons, Black Holes, and Quantum Foam: A Life in Physics. New York: W.W. Norton & Co. ISBN 0-393-04642-7.
- ↑ Overbye, Dennis (April 14, 2008). "John A. Wheeler, Physicist Who Coined the Term 'Black Hole', Is Dead at 96". The New York Times. Retrieved April 15, 2008.
Other websites[change | change source]
- 1965 Audio Interview with John Wheeler by Stephane Groueff, Voices of the Manhattan Project
- 1986 Audio Interview with John Wheeler by S. L. Sanger, Voices of the Manhattan Project
- A Collection of John Archibald Wheeler's Published and Unpublished Works
- Wheeler's Classic Delayed Choice Experiment
- Oral History interview transcript with John Archibald Wheeler 5 April 1967, American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library and Archives at the Wayback Machine (archived October 1, 2013)
- Oral History interview transcript with John Archibald Wheeler 6 December 1993, American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library and Archives at the Wayback Machine (archived December 10, 2014)
- Cosmic Search Vol. 1 No. 4, FORUM: John A. Wheeler
- John Wheeler telling his life story at Web of Stories
- Wheeler —Biographical stories Archived 2019-04-17 at the Wayback Machine
- John Archibald Wheeler: A Study of Mentoring in Modern Physics
- Kip S. Thorne, "John A. Wheeler", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences (2019)