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.

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