[FPSPACE] Black-hole pioneer John Wheeler dies at 96
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Mon Apr 14 23:01:06 EDT 2008
Black-hole pioneer John Wheeler dies at 96
Physicist also helped develop an atomic bomb during World War II
University of Texas Wheeler, who died at 96, was "the only physics superhero
still standing," a scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
was quoted saying.
updated 2:15 p.m. ET, Mon., April. 14, 2008
HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. - Physicist John A. Wheeler, who had a key role in the
development of the atom bomb and later gave the space phenomenon black holes
their name, has died at 96.
Wheeler, for many years a professor at Princeton University, died of
pneumonia Sunday at his home in Hightstown, said his daughter, Alison
Wheeler rubbed elbows with colossal figures in science such as Albert
Einstein and Danish scientist Niels Bohr, with whom Wheeler worked in the
1930s and 1940s.
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