9780393319910

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

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ISBN 10: 0393319911 / 0-393-31991-1
ISBN 13: 9780393319910
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Softcover
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He studied with Niels Bohr, taught Richard Feynman, and boned up on relativity with his friend and colleague Albert Einstein. John Archibald Wheeler's fascinating life brings us face to face with the central characters and discoveries of modern physics. He was the first American to learn of the discovery of nuclear fission, coined the term "black hole," led a renaissance in gravitation physics, and helped to build Princeton University into a mecca for physicists. From nuclear physics to quantum theory to relativity and gravitation, Wheeler's work has set the trajectory of research for half a century. 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's called colleague and friend. In this rich autobiography, Wheeler reveals in colorful detail the excitement of each discovery, the character of each colleague, and the underlying passion for knowledge that drives him still.

Review:
"Being so smart, one would think Wheeler would have difficulty writing a memoir that could reach the masses without being, well, boring....[H]owever...not only is our man brilliant, he knows how to write a sharp and charming memoir....He is a teacher and with his exciting new book, he teaches the reader about his life, science, and our unending thirst for knowledge."

January Magazine, July 1999

Review:
"Part history, part physics lecture, it's a highbrow hoot."

Curt Suplee, Washington Post Book World, 12/13/1998

 

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