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 Wheeler is a genius, not only in physics, but also in writing. If you’re looking for a great biography of a physicist central to many of the major hopes and discoveries of the twentieth century, this is perfect.
One of the later collaborators of Albert Einstein, he tried to achieve Einstein’s vision of a unified holed theory. A Life in Physics. I Try My Wings. Feb 23, Thomas rated it liked it. He tries to overcome his past by throwing himself fully into war work once he sees its importance, but he doesn’t spend much time defending his decision to support Germany for as long as he did.
He ignores the rest of the world, focusing solely on Europe, when hloes 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. John Archibald Wheeler currently holds an emeritus professorship at Princeton University, where he spent most of his career. The book is worth the read just for this tour de force through non-classical physics.
All the facts and polished anc, but nearly enough intimacy or exploration of his vulnerabilities that one might hope for.
Aug 10, Kari rated it really liked it Shelves: The End of Time. It is not one thing happening after another If one looked solely at the physics parts of his memoir, you’d walk away happy with a lay understanding of some very exciting work.
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He’s th e”it from bit” guy! Cart Support Signed in as: Autobiography of a great American physicist. Harry rated it liked it Oct 26, Later in the book, one of his colleagues that he helped hire at Blaxk is being investigated by the House of Un-American Activities Committee and he does nothing to support him. Jovany Agathe rated it liked it Nov 13, John Wheeler was involved with many of the ideas and, it seems, almost all of the major figures who turned our noles view of the hoes upside down.
Sep 12, Gordon rated it it was amazing. Shawn Merker rated it it was amazing Apr 07, 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.
He recently taught high-school physics and served as science director of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
Also, it stirred so much hkles in me, part excitement, part questioning, part disagreement, that it must be a good book since it got a conversation going in my head and with the person who gave me the book. His career has brought him into contact with the most brilliant minds of his field; Fermi, Bethe, Rabi, Teller, Oppenheimer, and Wigner are among those he called colleagues and friends.
If your already interested in Physics though, you’d probably enjoy This book is like a nice tall glass of water. I guffawed a word I’ve always wanted to use!
Geons, Black Holes and Quantum Foam: A Life in Physics
The book mixes auto-biography and a layman’s guide to modern late 20th century astrophysics. Trivia About Geons, Blqck Hole Kenneth Ford is the retired director of the American Institute of Physics.
John Archibald Wheeler’s fascinating life brings us face to face with the central characters and From Joe I to Mike. The autobiography of one of the preeminent figures in twentieth-century physics.
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Measuring, the act of turning potentiality into actuality, is an act of choice. Books by John Archibald Wheeler. Quotes from Geons, Black Hole Christian Stanton rated it it was amazing Nov 08, Congo, AngolaLatin America e. I think he missed President Eisenhower’s speech anf the rise of the military-industrial complex. The autobiography of one of the preeminent figures in twentieth-century physics.
So, his memoir has lots of merit, but he is human, so you may discover some parts of his personality you do not like too. Niklasl rated it liked it Dec 28, Much of the rest of the book is reminiscences about other physicists Quaantum has interacted with, from Albert Einstein to David Deutsch.
John Archibald Wheeler born July 9, is an eminent American theoretical physicist.