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Catégorie: Epistémologie de la Science

Référence librairie: 6935
Titre: Geons Black Holes and Quantum Foam : A Life in Physics Ford Kenneth - Wheeler John Archibald


Auteur: Ford Kenneth Wheeler John Archibald


Editeur: W. W. Norton & Company
Date d'édition: 2000
Date de dépôt des droits d'auteur: 2000
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Geons Black Holes and Quantum Foam : A Life in Physics
Ford Kenneth - Wheeler John Archibald
Edité par W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN 10 : 0393046427 ISBN 13 : 9780393046427
WW Norton Co, United States, 2000. Paperback. État : New. Revised ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. He studied with Niels Bohr, taught Richard Feynman, and boned up on relativity with his friend and colleague Albert Einstein. John Archibald Wheeler s fascinating life brings us face to face with the central characters and discoveries of modern physics. He was the first American to learn of the discovery of nuclear fission, later coined the term black hole, led a renaissance in gravitation physics, and helped to build Princeton University into a mecca for physicists. From nuclear physics, to quantum theory, to relativity and gravitation, Wheeler s work has set the trajectory of research for half a century. His career has brought him into contact with the most brilliant minds of his field; Fermi, Bethe, Rabi, Teller, Oppenheimer, and Wigner are among those he called colleagues and friends. In this rich autobiography, Wheeler reveals in fascinating detail the excitement of each discovery, the character of each colleague, and the underlying passion for knowledge that drives him still.