13 April 2008

Another Great One Gone

I have two textbooks on the shelf behind me with the name John Archibald Wheeler on them. He's the man who gave name to black holes, wormholes, and quantum foam. He worked with Einstein on relativity and a unified field theory, and did pioneering work in Quantum physics.

John Archibald Wheeler died this morning. Daniel Holz at Cosmic Variance has shared a wonderful tale of his memories as a student of Wheeler, and a poignant goodbye.

The world of science is poorer today.

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