Geons, Black Holes, and Quantum Foam

Geons, Black Holes, and Quantum Foam

A Life in Physics

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WW Norton
The autobiography of one of the preeminent figures in twentieth-century physics.

Baker & Taylor
The autobiography of one of the twentieth-century's foremost physicists describes his career in science, chronicles the great scientific discoveries of the twentieth century, and profiles some of the brilliant scientists with whom he has worked--including Fermi, Oppenheimer, Bohr, Feynman, and others.

Norton Pub
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, later 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 colleagues and friends. 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.

& Taylor

The autobiography of one of the foremost physicists decribes his career in science, and chronicles the great scienctific discoveries of the twentieth century

Publisher: New York : Norton, c1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393046427
Branch Call Number: B WHEELER
Characteristics: 380 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Ford, Kenneth William 1926-


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