Wheeler, John Archibald 19112008
Overview
Works:  436 works in 1,092 publications in 7 languages and 17,014 library holdings 

Genres:  Biography Documentary films History Biographical films Nonfiction films Conference papers and proceedings Motion pictures Film adaptations Educational films Science films 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Contributor 
Classifications:  QC178, B 
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about
John Archibald Wheeler
 Geons, black holes, and quantum foam : a life in physics by John Archibald Wheeler( Book )
 Quantum profiles by Jeremy Bernstein( Book )
 Science and ultimate reality : quantum theory, cosmology, and complexity( Book )
 General relativity and John Archibald Wheeler by Ignazio Ciufolini( Book )
 John Archibald Wheeler( Book )
 John Archibald Wheeler : a study of mentoring in modern physics by Terry M Christensen( Book )
 The scientific legacy of John Wheeler by American Physical Society( )
 Dudley Williams, Fifty years of physics: Some personal memories by Dudley Williams( )
 Oral history interview with David Layzer by David Layzer( )
 Oral history interview with Carroll O. Alley by Carroll O Alley( )
 Earle Keith Plyler intellectual autobiography by Earle Keith Plyler( )
 Oral history interview with George Gamow by George Gamow( )
 Oral history interview with Charles Misner by Charles W Misner( )
 Oral History interview with Ernst Henry Krause by Ernst Henry Krause( )
 Symposium of the history of physics the coming of age of nuclear physics  the 1930s by American Physical Society( )
 Responses to Early 1930s Ph.D.s Survey by Center for History of Physics (American Institute of Physics)( )
 Oral history interview with William W. Havens by William W Havens( )
 Oral history interview with Richard Garwin by Richard L Garwin( )
 Oral history interview with Louis Witten by Louis Witten( )
 Information and interaction : eddington, wheeler, and the limits of knowledge( )
more
fewer
Most widely held works by
John Archibald Wheeler
Spacetime physics by
Edwin F Taylor(
Book
)
53 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
53 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gravitation by
Charles W Misner(
Book
)
53 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An indepth study of Einstein's theory of gravity using modern formalism and notation of differential geometry, and documenting the revolutionary techniques developed to test the theory of general relativity
53 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An indepth study of Einstein's theory of gravity using modern formalism and notation of differential geometry, and documenting the revolutionary techniques developed to test the theory of general relativity
A journey into gravity and spacetime by
John Archibald Wheeler(
Book
)
23 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spine title: Gravity and spacetime. Discusses Einsteins geometric theory of gravity and chronicles the ideas and contributions of other scientists and their concepts of space and time
23 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spine title: Gravity and spacetime. Discusses Einsteins geometric theory of gravity and chronicles the ideas and contributions of other scientists and their concepts of space and time
At home in the universe by
John Archibald Wheeler(
Book
)
25 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colleague and confidant of Einstein and Bohr, pioneer of nuclear fission theory, and staunch champion of the theory of black holes  John Archibald Wheeler is one of the most original and profound thinkers of modern science. In 1939 he published, with Niels Bohr, the first paper to describe nuclear fission successfully in terms of quantum physics, a groundbreaking study that led to his involvement in the Los Alamos atom bomb project and his subsequent work on the hydrogen bomb. Wheeler has made significant contributions to atomic and nuclear physics, elementaryparticle physics, relativity theory, cosmology, and astrophysics. Yet, in the final analysis, it is his simple delight and wonder in "the machinery of existence" that illuminates this collection. At Home in the Universe presents a feast of engaging essays formed of reminiscence, science, and conjecture. Wheeler provides intimate glimpses of Einstein, Bohr, and other giants in the field who were his friends and collaborators. He writes of debates and discussions with Bohr that formed the cornerstone of nuclear fission theory, long talks with Einstein in his upstairs study at Princeton, and the eloquence and nobility of Hermann Weyl. He sees in these and other great physicists  Marie Curie, Hideki Yukawa, and Hendrik Anthony Kramers  exemplars of the scientific spirit. Wheeler ranges over what he calls the "intensely human activity" of science, the nature of scientific endeavor, the role of curiosity and creativity, characteristics of good scientists, and scientific skepticism and optimism. He delves into new directions of physics, notably his intriguing proposition that reality can be thought of as binary units  or "bits"Similar to those from information theory. Uniting the collection is Wheeler's lifelong passion for the truth and his unconcealed joy in its pursuit. An unforgettable journey through the mind and memory of one of the century's great physicists, At Home in the Universe will delight, educate, and inspire
25 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colleague and confidant of Einstein and Bohr, pioneer of nuclear fission theory, and staunch champion of the theory of black holes  John Archibald Wheeler is one of the most original and profound thinkers of modern science. In 1939 he published, with Niels Bohr, the first paper to describe nuclear fission successfully in terms of quantum physics, a groundbreaking study that led to his involvement in the Los Alamos atom bomb project and his subsequent work on the hydrogen bomb. Wheeler has made significant contributions to atomic and nuclear physics, elementaryparticle physics, relativity theory, cosmology, and astrophysics. Yet, in the final analysis, it is his simple delight and wonder in "the machinery of existence" that illuminates this collection. At Home in the Universe presents a feast of engaging essays formed of reminiscence, science, and conjecture. Wheeler provides intimate glimpses of Einstein, Bohr, and other giants in the field who were his friends and collaborators. He writes of debates and discussions with Bohr that formed the cornerstone of nuclear fission theory, long talks with Einstein in his upstairs study at Princeton, and the eloquence and nobility of Hermann Weyl. He sees in these and other great physicists  Marie Curie, Hideki Yukawa, and Hendrik Anthony Kramers  exemplars of the scientific spirit. Wheeler ranges over what he calls the "intensely human activity" of science, the nature of scientific endeavor, the role of curiosity and creativity, characteristics of good scientists, and scientific skepticism and optimism. He delves into new directions of physics, notably his intriguing proposition that reality can be thought of as binary units  or "bits"Similar to those from information theory. Uniting the collection is Wheeler's lifelong passion for the truth and his unconcealed joy in its pursuit. An unforgettable journey through the mind and memory of one of the century's great physicists, At Home in the Universe will delight, educate, and inspire
Quantum theory and measurement by
John Archibald Wheeler(
Book
)
20 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
20 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gravitation and inertia by
Ignazio Ciufolini(
Book
)
12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is on Einsteinś theory of general relativity, or geometrodynamic. It may be used as an introduction to general relativity, as an introduction to the foundations and tests of gravitation and geometrodynamics, or as a monograph on the meaning and origin of inertia in Eistein theory"
12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is on Einsteinś theory of general relativity, or geometrodynamic. It may be used as an introduction to general relativity, as an introduction to the foundations and tests of gravitation and geometrodynamics, or as a monograph on the meaning and origin of inertia in Eistein theory"
Exploring black holes : introduction to general relativity by
Edwin F Taylor(
Book
)
14 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology : an introduction to current research by
Martin J Rees(
Book
)
30 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and Russian and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume first appeared in the English and Russian editions in 1974 as an introduction for new graduate students, to the rapidly developing field of relativistic astrophysics and cosmology. Some of the classic concepts introduced in the first edition included: * the lines of force of electric and magnetic fields near a black hole * the ergosphere and effective potential techniques for a rotating black hole * the details of rotational energy extraction from a black hole * the basic estimates for the crosssections of gravitational wave detectors * and for the energy sources of gravitational waves * the scenario for gravitational collapse In cosmology, the foundations of the hot big bang model, the cosmic background radiation and cosmological nucleosynthesis were reviewed and the volume concluded with a lecture entitled Beyond the End of Time by J.A. Wheeler. Since 1974, enormous progress has occurred in some of these areas and the corresponding treatments are complex. This new edition provides a useful source of reference and presents the initial treatments of these topics and the ideas that motivated them thus providing a more complete picture of the development of this field for the reader. In order to mark the progress made in the intervening years, the authors have compiled a introduction to the new edition and an Appendix which comprises classic reprints which are related to the problems discussed in the original edition
30 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and Russian and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume first appeared in the English and Russian editions in 1974 as an introduction for new graduate students, to the rapidly developing field of relativistic astrophysics and cosmology. Some of the classic concepts introduced in the first edition included: * the lines of force of electric and magnetic fields near a black hole * the ergosphere and effective potential techniques for a rotating black hole * the details of rotational energy extraction from a black hole * the basic estimates for the crosssections of gravitational wave detectors * and for the energy sources of gravitational waves * the scenario for gravitational collapse In cosmology, the foundations of the hot big bang model, the cosmic background radiation and cosmological nucleosynthesis were reviewed and the volume concluded with a lecture entitled Beyond the End of Time by J.A. Wheeler. Since 1974, enormous progress has occurred in some of these areas and the corresponding treatments are complex. This new edition provides a useful source of reference and presents the initial treatments of these topics and the ideas that motivated them thus providing a more complete picture of the development of this field for the reader. In order to mark the progress made in the intervening years, the authors have compiled a introduction to the new edition and an Appendix which comprises classic reprints which are related to the problems discussed in the original edition
Magic without magic: John Archibald Wheeler : a collection of essays in honor of his sixtieth birthday by
John R Klauder(
Book
)
11 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gravitation theory and gravitational collapse by
B. Kent Harrison(
Book
)
7 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and Russian and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and Russian and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geometrodynamics by
John Archibald Wheeler(
Book
)
14 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mind in nature by Nobel Conference(
Book
)
5 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fundamental problems in quantum theory : a conference held in honor of Professor John A. Wheeler by
Daniel M Greenberger(
Book
)
9 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Between quantum and cosmos : studies and essays in honor of John Archibald Wheeler by
Alwyn Van der Merwe(
Book
)
7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Einsteins Vision; wie steht es heute mit Einsteins Vision alles als Geometrie aufzufassen? by
John Archibald Wheeler(
Book
)
16 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in German and English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in German and English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Battelle rencontres; 1967 lectures in mathematics and physics by
Cécile DeWittMorette(
Book
)
17 editions published in 1968 in English and French and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
17 editions published in 1968 in English and French and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A brief history of time by
Stephen Hawking(
Visual
)
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the mysteries we've all wondered about in a film set against the backdrop of Stephen Hawking's life story
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the mysteries we've all wondered about in a film set against the backdrop of Stephen Hawking's life story
Lectures in mathematics and physics by Battelle Rencontres(
Book
)
3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geons, black holes, and quantum foam : a life in physics by
John Archibald Wheeler(
Book
)
9 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of physicist John Archibald Wheeler and discusses his work with other famous physicists, his involvement with the Manhattan Project, his theories of electricity and magnetism, and other related topics
9 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of physicist John Archibald Wheeler and discusses his work with other famous physicists, his involvement with the Manhattan Project, his theories of electricity and magnetism, and other related topics
The manyworlds interpretation of quantum mechanics : a fundamental exposition by
Hugh Everett(
Book
)
6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel interpretation of quantum mechanics, first proposed in brief form by Hugh Everett in 1957, forms the nucleus around which this book has developed. In his interpretation, Dr. Everett denies the existence of a separate classical realm and asserts the propriety of considering a state vector for the whole universe. Because this state vector never collapses, reality as a whole is rigorously deterministic. This reality, which is described jointly by the dynamical variables and the state vector, is not the reality customarily perceived; rather, it is a reality composed of many worlds. By vir
6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel interpretation of quantum mechanics, first proposed in brief form by Hugh Everett in 1957, forms the nucleus around which this book has developed. In his interpretation, Dr. Everett denies the existence of a separate classical realm and asserts the propriety of considering a state vector for the whole universe. Because this state vector never collapses, reality as a whole is rigorously deterministic. This reality, which is described jointly by the dynamical variables and the state vector, is not the reality customarily perceived; rather, it is a reality composed of many worlds. By vir
more
fewer
Audience Level
0 

1  
Kids  General  Special 
Related Identities
 Thorne, Kip S.
 Taylor, Edwin F. Author
 Misner, Charles W. Author
 Zurek, Wojciech Hubert 1951 Other Author Editor
 Ford, Kenneth William 1926
 Ciufolini, Ignazio 1951 Author Editor
 Einstein, Albert 18791955
 Bell, J. S.
 Bernstein, Jeremy 1929 Author
 Besso, Michele Angelo 18731955
Useful Links
Associated Subjects
Astronomy Astrophysicists Astrophysics Bell, J. S Besso, Michele Angelo, Bethe, Hans A.(Hans Albrecht), Black holes (Astronomy) Brief history of time (Hawking, Stephen) Cosmology Einstein, Albert, Fermi, Enrico, Generalized spaces General relativity (Physics) Geometrodynamics Geometry, Differential Gravitation Gravitational fields Gravity Great Britain Hawking, Stephen, Inertia (Mechanics) Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) Japan Johns Hopkins University Knowledge, Theory of Mathematics Motion pictures Nuclear physics Nuclear weapons Philosophy of nature Physical measurements Physicists Physics PhysicsPhilosophy Princeton University Quantum optics Quantum theory Reason Relativity Relativity (Physics) Science Space and time Special relativity (Physics) Students Teller, Edward, Thought and thinking Unified field theories United States Wheeler, John Archibald, World War (19391945)
Alternative Names
Džon Viler
Huile
Huile 19112008
Huile 19112008
John Archibald Wheeler amerikai elméleti fizikus
John Archibald Wheeler amerikansk fysikar
John Archibald Wheeler amerikansk fysiker
John Archibald Wheeler fisico statunitense
John Archibald Wheeler USamerikanischer theoretischer Physiker
John Wheeler Amerikaans natuurkundige
John Wheeler amerikansk fysiker
John Wheeler fizyk amerykański
John Wheeler physicien américain
Uiler, D. 19112008
Uiler, D. A. 19112008
Uiler, Dž.
Uiler, Dž 19112008
Uiler, Dž. A.
Uiler, Dž. A. 19112008
Uiler, Dzhon 19112008
Uiler, Dzhon A. 19112008
Uiler, Dzhon Archibalʹd
Uiler, Dzhon Archibalʹd 19112008
Wheeler, J. 19112008
Wheeler, J. A.
Wheeler, J. A. 1911
Wheeler, J. A. 19112008
Wheeler, J. A. (John Archibald), 1911
Wheeler, J. A. (John Archibald), 19112008
Wheeler, John 19112008
Wheeler, John A.
Wheeler, John A. 19112008
Wheeler, John Archibald
Τζον Άρτσιμπαλντ Ουίλερ
Джон Арчибальд Вілер
Джон Арчыбальд Уілер
Джон Уилер
Джон Уилър
Џон Арчибалд Вилер американски теориски физичар
Џон Вилер
Ջոն Ուիլեր
ג'ון וילר
جان ویلر فیزیکدان آمریکایی
جون أرتشيبالد ويلر
জন আর্চিবল্ড হুইলার
존 휠러
ウィーラー, ジョン・アーチボルト
ウイーラー, J.A.
ジョン・ホイーラー
ホイーラー, J.
ホイーラー, J. A.
約翰·惠勒
Languages
Covers