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Behind it all is surely an idea so simple, so beautiful, that...

Behind it all is surely an idea so simple, so beautiful, that when we grasp it – in a decade, a century, or a millennium – we will all say to each other, how could it have been otherwise? 15 more words

John Archibald Wheeler

In order to more fully understand this reality, we must take...

In order to more fully understand this reality, we must take into account other dimensions of a broader reality. – John Archibald Wheeler: http://dlvr.it/CH8sp6

John Archibald Wheeler

Information, Physics, Quantum - The Search for Links by John Archibald Wheeler

Information, Physics, Quantum – The Search for Links

Abstract – This report reviews what quantum physics and information theory have to tell us about the age-old question, How come existence? 141 more words

John Archibald Wheeler

From the Quantum World

In any field find the strangest thing and then explore it.

John Archibald Wheeler, (1911-2008), quoted in James Gleick’s Genius: Richard Feynman and modern physics

Quotations

Geons and Measurements

Measuring a Geon

Measurement of position is not a trivial matter. The remainder of this chapter
examines the measurement of position, both from a practical point of view and in… 1,094 more words

General Relativity

Beginnings: A Little Bit of Everything

My first year in college has been incredibly formative regarding my views of the world and on life. This is thanks to the Common Core of my university that espouses a liberal-type of education (at least in the first two years of undergraduate study). 593 more words

Philosophy

A Stand Up Guy

Marcia Bartusiak, Black Hole, 96:

Wheeler thought of all the possible escape routes and began testing them out, one by one, mathematically. In one way he was very much like Oppenheimer; he liked to work in close collaboration with his students.

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Science