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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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Geons, Black Holes, and Quantum Foam

Books by John Archibald Wheeler. Feb 16, Ushan rated it liked it Shelves: Before the war, Wheeler worked with Niels Bohr on nuclear physics, predicting correctly that isotope of element 94 would be fissionable by slow neutrons.

Great introduction to the notion that “empty space” is really a seething “quantum foam” where particles spring into existence from nowhere. My library Help Advanced Book Search. One of the later blck of Albert Einstein, he tried to achieve Einstein’s vision of a unified field theory. Jan 01, Boack Somasundaram rated it really liked it.

Geons, Black Holes and Quantum Foam: A Life in Physics by John Archibald Wheeler

Feb 27, Ed rated anx really liked it Shelves: His acknowledges his perspective is limited, so there’s not much depth to some of the big name physicists he describes in brief encounters. This impressive book tells readers about the fascinating life of physicist John Archibald Wheeler.

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He doesn’t need to beat himself up or constantly downplay his achievements, which are plenty. Lists with This Book.

I felt that the book could have undergone another round of editing. He neglects to mention the proxy wars fought between the East and the West in Africa e. Mark Schnitzius rated it liked it Feb 15, All the facts and polished thoughts, but nearly enough intimacy or exploration of his vulnerabilities that blac, might hope for.

Wheeler hadn’t been around. Quantjm About Geons, Black Hole I didn’t see any introspection about his nuclear weapons work both during World War II and his work on the much more devastating hydrogen bomb during peacetime.

But I felt as if physics in the 20th century would never have happened if Mr. John Archibald Wheeler currently holds an emeritus professorship at Princeton University, where he spent most of his career. There aren’t that many books I still remember. May 01, Mitch Allen rated quanum liked it. I couldn’t find any other physicist who took up this program.

I Try My Wings. John Wheeler is a blck, not only in physics, but also in writing. Autobiography of a great American physicist. Wheeler wonders whether, had the atomic bomb project started a year sooner and ended a year sooner, World War II would have lasted a year less; I very much doubt it. Roger Tribble rated it it was amazing Jul 24, I think he missed President Eisenhower’s speech on the rise of the military-industrial complex.

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Wheeler nasceu em e morreu em He is also known as the coiner of the popular name of the well known space phenomenon, the black hole.

From nuclear blaxk, to quantum theory, to relativity and gravitation, Wheeler’s work has set the trajectory of research for half a century. The End of Time.

Mar 28, Mark rated it really liked it Shelves: The book is worth the read just for this tour de force through non-classical physics. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Kate rated it really liked it Jun 28, Overview Inside the Book. 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. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may snd looking for you.

Geons, Black Holes and Quantum Foam: A Life in Physics

Intersecting both the man and the memoir, I felt there was a huge lack of humility on his geone. Harry rated it liked it Oct 26, A Life in Physics.

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