Wheeler, John Archibald

John Archibald Wheeler


American Philosophical Society, “Wheeler, John Archibald,” September 6, 2017

“The people who will lead us into the new world of physics must be conservative revolutionaries like Wheeler, at home in the prosaic world of practical calculation as well as in the poetic world of speculative dreams. The prosaic Wheeler and the poetic Wheeler are equally essential. They are the two complementary characters that together make up the John Wheeler that we know and love.”
– Freeman J. Dyson, Institute for Advanced Study Princeton, New Jersey

With Kenneth Ford, Geons, Black Holes, and Quantum Foam: A Life in Physics (1998), (2000). Geons