Tuesday, April 15, 2008

John Wheeler

I'm sure by now, most of you know the famous physicist John Wheeler died two days ago. He is most famous for co-writing the "Bible" of gravitation. He is also known for coining many modern physics terms such as blackhole and wormhole. On top of all that, he was the thesis adviser of Richard Feynman and Kip Thorne. If you haven't already found it through Phil's blog, as I did, there is a wonderful story from one of Wheeler's students over on the Cosmic Variance blog. I suggest reading it if you don't mind some tugging on your heart strings.