Geons, Black Holes and Quantum Foam: A Life in Physics Empire of the Stars: Obsession, Friendship, and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes. Kameshwar. The autobiography of one of the preeminent figures in twentieth-century physics. He studied with Niels Bohr, taught Richard Feynman, and boned up on relativity. The autobiography of one of the preeminent figures in twentieth-century physics. He studied with Niels Bohr, taught Richard Feynman, and.
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Feb 23, Thomas rated it liked it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It is not one thing happening after another All the facts and polished thoughts, but nearly enough intimacy or exploration of his vulnerabilities that one might hope for.
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Kate rated it really liked it Jun 28, But it’s also pretty repetitive and not engaging most of the time. Exciting conversation, yes, but hard to keep up at times.
Feb 27, Ed rated it really liked it Shelves: I felt that the book could have undergone another round of editing. It is a totality in which what happens ‘now’ gives reality to what happened ‘then,’ perhaps even determines what happened then I saw much more reflection from Oppenheimer, Einstein and Bethe. I can’t believe I didn’t add this one earlier.
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Wheeler nasceu em e morreu em Refresh and try again. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Aug 10, Kari rated it really liked it Shelves: There aren’t that many books I still remember.
Open Preview See a Problem? He tries to overcome his past by throwing himself fully into war work once he sees its importance, but he doesn’t spend much gsons defending his decision to support Germany for as long as he did.
Geons, Black Holes, and Quantum Foam
Account Options Sign in. John rated it liked it Mar 15, He studied with Niels Bohr, taught Richard Feynman, and boned up on relativity with his friend and colleague Albert Einstein. Jul 31, Hugh Chatfield rated it really liked it. Scientists worked together, and PhD’s taught their students, instead of passing such duties on to their graduate assistants.
He justifies this by noting that his colleague had changed from what he appeared to be in the interview to who he actually was.
Mustafa Yilmaz rated it really liked it Nov 12, John Wheeler was involved with many of the ideas and, it seems, almost all of the major figures who turned our traditional view of the world upside down.
John Archibald Wheeler came up with the name “black hole,” fitting pioneering work on relativisitic astronomy into a busy schedule of shaping the then-emerging field of quantum mechanics from both scientific and philosophical angles. He worked on the Manhattan Project, living next to the world’s first large-scale nuclear reactor, the B Reactor at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Roger Tribble rated it it was amazing Jul 24, Curtis rated it really liked it Jul 27, Bblack book mixes auto-biography and a layman’s guide to modern late 20th century astrophysics.
He studied with Niels Bohr, taught Richard Feynman, and boned up on relativity with his friend and colleague Albert Einstein. John Wheeler was my great uncle.
Geons, Black Holes and Quantum Foam: A Life in Physics
quantumm The geons of the title are electromagnetic waves so massive they are held together by their own gravity; by Wheeler’s calculations, a torus the size of the Sun and a million times more massive is the smallest one for which quantum effects could be ignored; he also explored geons composed Quqntum knew John Wheeler an most senior coauthor of the page book Gravitationand this is his autobiography.
The book is worth the read just for this tour de force through non-classical physics. We holex the past and are trapped in one-way motion through time. If you’re looking for a great biography of a physicist central to many of the major discussions and discoveries of the twentieth century, this is perfect. Although he acknowledges that his reticence to enter WW2 was great, he doesn’t dwell on the fact that he didn’t believe the Nazi atrocities until he saw the concentration camps in person.
The geons of the title are electromagnetic waves so massive they are held together by their own gravity; by Wheeler’s calculations, a torus the size of the Sun and a million times more massive is the smallest one for which quantum effects could be ignored; he also explored geons composed of gravitational waves.
Oct 09, Natalie rated it it was amazing Shelves: By signing up you agree to W. However, Wheeler has done much more than that. Jan 01, Shivkumar Somasundaram rated it really liked it.
He also notes that his colleague’s defense rested not on whether he was a Communist but whether HUAC should be investigating anyone. Shawn Merker rated it it was amazing Apr 07,