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John Archibald Wheeler passed away, July 4, 1911, April 13, 2008

  1. Apr 14, 2008 #1

    Hans de Vries

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    Sad news indeed.
     
  4. Apr 14, 2008 #3
    Sad indeed, I was just reading some of his work last week. My eyes got all teary as if he was a member of my family. He will be missed.
     
  5. Apr 14, 2008 #4

    xristy

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    a long and bountiful life

    Professor Wheeler's "Geometrodynamics" has been an inspiration over the years. The thought that "It's all just curved empty nothingness" continues to ring true.

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  6. Apr 14, 2008 #5

    robphy

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    in addition, "Gravitation" and "Spacetime Physics", as well as Wheeler's [many] students
    have been also been inspiring and influential.

    (I had contributed an entry to the PF blog: physicsforums.com/blog/2008/04/14/john-archibald-wheeler-1911-2008/ which I will add to.)
     
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