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Influential Princeton University physicist who worked with Neils Bohr and Albert Einstein on atomic theory and helped with the development of the atomic bomb as a part of the Manhattan project. He is also noteworthy for coining the terms quantum foam, wormhole, and the phrase “it from bit.”
He developed an early interest in science from reading scientific publications, and went on to earn his doctorate at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
In addition to his work on atomic theory, he studied the results of gravitational collapse in stars and coined the term ‘black hole.’
How did John Archibald Wheeler die?
John Archibald Wheeler's death was caused by Pneumonia.
He succumbed to pneumonia on Sunday, April 13, at his home in Hightstown, N.J.
|Cause of death||Pneumonia|
|Age of death||94 years|
|Birthday||July 9, 1911|
|Death date||April 13, 2006|
|Place of death||Hightstown, New Jersey, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance."John Archibald Wheeler
"It is my opinion that everything must be based on a simple idea. And it is my opinion that this idea, once we have finally discovered it, will be so compelling, so beautiful, that we will say to one another, yes, how could it have been any different."John Archibald Wheeler
"In order to more fully understand this reality, we must take into account other dimensions of a broader reality."John Archibald Wheeler
"Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once."John Archibald Wheeler
"Time is what prevents everything from happening at once."John Archibald Wheeler