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 rated it liked it Mar 15, He’s in and out, more like one would get if you were at a cocktail party and kept picking up the conversation with him as you rotated throughout the various guests. Geons, black holes, and quantum foam: From Joe I to Mike. Overview Inside the Book.
Geons, Black Holes, and Quantum Foam
Geons, Black Holes and Quantum Foam: If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. The End of Time. Dec 25, Drew rated it liked it Shelves: He was the first American to learn of the discovery of nuclear fission, later coined the term “black hole,” led a renaissance in gravitation physics, and helped to build Princeton University into a mecca for physicists.
He worked on the Manhattan Project, living next to the world’s first large-scale nuclear reactor, the B Reactor at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Scientists worked together, and PhD’s taught their students, instead of passing such duties on to their graduate assistants.
Harry rated it liked it Oct 26, I knew John Wheeler as most senior coauthor of the page book Gravitationand this is his autobiography.
Jovany Agathe rated it liked it Nov 13, He is also known as the coiner of the popular name of the well known space phenomenon, the black hole.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Overall, Wheeler’s memoir isn’t bad, but you will need a solid background in the history of physics to really appreciate it. He studied with Niels Bohr, taught Richard Feynman, and boned up on relativity with his friend and colleague Albert Einstein.
He studied with Niels Bohr, taught Richard Feynman, and boned up on relativity with his friend and colleague Blackk Einstein. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He recently taught high-school physics and served as science director of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
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The lives of the key figures in 20th-century physics have been copiously documented in dozens of biographical and historical works. In this rich autobiography, Wheeler reveals in fascinating detail the excitement of each discovery, the character of each colleague, and the underlying passion for knowledge that drives him still.
Account Options Sign in. I read this in college. Later in the book, one of his colleagues that he helped hire at Princeton is yeons investigated by the House of Un-American Activities Committee and he does nothing to support him.
He ignores the rest of the world, focusing solely on Europe, hlack he sees vindication of his weapon’s work by the fact that Europe had peace for the longest period ever after the end of World War II.
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Before the war, Wheeler worked with Niels Bohr on nuclear physics, predicting correctly that isotope of element 94 would be fissionable by slow neutrons. Christian Stanton rated it it was amazing Nov 08, John Wheeler was my great uncle. He was the first American to learn of the discovery holss nuclear fission, later coined the term “black hole,” led blacl renaissance in gravitation physics, and helped to build Princeton University into a mecca for physicists.