Register for an account

X

Enter your name and email address below.

Your email address is used to log in and will not be shared or sold. Read our privacy policy.

X

Website access code

Enter your access code into the form field below.

If you are a Zinio, Nook, Kindle, Apple, or Google Play subscriber, you can enter your website access code to gain subscriber access. Your website access code is located in the upper right corner of the Table of Contents page of your digital edition.

The Sciences

John Archibald Wheeler, 1911 - 2008

Newsletter

Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news

A giant, a pioneer in physics died today. John Archibald Wheeler was a genius, an amazing physicist who felt that teaching as well as research was important. His students included Richard Feynman, widely recognized as one of the true geniuses of all time. His contributions to quantum mechanics and relativity were enormous. He invented the term black hole. Daniel Holz at Cosmic Variance has written one of the finest tributes I have ever read for any person. The field of science is better for having had Wheeler in it. I'm sure his name will be mentioned often and with praise once the Large Hadron Collider is fired up; his work inevitably lead to that fantastic machine and to much of our current understanding of the Universe.

    2 Free Articles Left

    Want it all? Get unlimited access when you subscribe.

    Subscribe

    Already a subscriber? Register or Log In

    Want unlimited access?

    Subscribe today and save 75%

    Subscribe

    Already a subscriber? Register or Log In