Daily Archives: 15th April

John Archibald Wheeler Dies

The eminent theoretical physicist John Archibald Wheeler who coined the terms black hole, wormhole and quantum foam, has died aged 96.

John Archibald Wheeler

Wheeler was a driving force in the Manhattan (A-bomb) and Matterhorn (H-bomb) projects and collaborated with Einstein on unified field theory. Wheeler taught many famous students, including Kip Thorne and Nobel laureate (and personal favourite of Mr Reid) Richard Feynman.

Edit: The New York Times and especially Cosmic Variance have fantastic obits.