Wheeler, John Archibald 19112008
Overview
Works:  441 works in 948 publications in 8 languages and 16,046 library holdings 

Genres:  Biography History Documentary films Biographical films Nonfiction films Conference papers and proceedings Popular works Film adaptations Educational films Science films 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Contributor 
Classifications:  QC178, 530.092 
Publication Timeline
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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 : a study of mentoring in modern physics by Terry M Christensen( Book )
 The scientific legacy of John Wheeler by American Physical Society( )
 Yu zhou ji wen( Book )
 Yue han. hui le zi zhuan by John Archibald Wheeler( Book )
 Family gathering : students & collaborators of John Archibald Wheeler gather some recollections of their work with him, and of his influence on them and through them on their own students, assembled with best wishes as John moves on to a new career in Texas( Book )
 Science & ultimate reality celebrating the vision of John Archibald Wheeler and taking it forward into a new century of discovery : symposium, March 1518, 2002, Princeton, New Jersey by Science & Ultimate Reality Symposium( Visual )
 by Eugene Feenberg( )
 Manhattan Project Diary by Crawford H Greenewalt( )
 Response to survey on the impact of immigration on U.S. physics by Hans Frauenfelder( )
 Oral history interview with Stanley Deser by S Deser( )
 Science & ultimate reality symposium celebrating the vision of John Archibald Wheeler and taking it forward into a new century of discovery( )
 Elizabeth A. McMahan papers by E. A McMahan( )
 Niels Bohr international gold medal( Book )
 Oral history interview with Richard Garwin by Richard L Garwin( )
 Robert R. Wilson papers by Robert R Wilson( )
 John Archibald Wheeler( )
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Most widely held works by
John Archibald Wheeler
A journey into gravity and spacetime by
John Archibald Wheeler(
Book
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25 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 1,657 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
25 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 1,657 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
Gravitation by
Charles W Misner(
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57 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,644 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
57 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,644 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
Spacetime physics by
Edwin F Taylor(
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)
35 editions published between 1963 and 1985 in 5 languages and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
35 editions published between 1963 and 1985 in 5 languages and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At home in the universe by
John Archibald Wheeler(
Book
)
24 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 714 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
24 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 714 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 2014 in 3 languages and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
20 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spacetime physics : introduction to special relativity by
Edwin F Taylor(
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21 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gravitation and inertia by
Ignazio Ciufolini(
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12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In chapter 1 we briefly introduce the reader to some illuminating ideas on gravitattion, inertia, and cosmology in geodynamics. In chapter 2 we describe the foundations and the main features of Einstein general relativity. In chapter 3 we present the impressive confirmations of the of the foundations of geometrodynamics and some proposed experiments to test some of its basic predictions never directly measured. In particular, we present the main laboratory and space experiments proposed directly measure gravitational waves. In chapter $ we describe the standard Friedman models of the universe and the relations between spatial compactness and time recollapse of some model universes. We briefly report on some beautiful and impressive observations made by COBE and by the HYbble SPace Telescope. We then introduce the spatiakky homogeneous Bianchi cosmological models, and we discuss the Gödel rotating models and other spatially homogenous rotating models
12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In chapter 1 we briefly introduce the reader to some illuminating ideas on gravitattion, inertia, and cosmology in geodynamics. In chapter 2 we describe the foundations and the main features of Einstein general relativity. In chapter 3 we present the impressive confirmations of the of the foundations of geometrodynamics and some proposed experiments to test some of its basic predictions never directly measured. In particular, we present the main laboratory and space experiments proposed directly measure gravitational waves. In chapter $ we describe the standard Friedman models of the universe and the relations between spatial compactness and time recollapse of some model universes. We briefly report on some beautiful and impressive observations made by COBE and by the HYbble SPace Telescope. We then introduce the spatiakky homogeneous Bianchi cosmological models, and we discuss the Gödel rotating models and other spatially homogenous rotating models
Exploring black holes : introduction to general relativity by
Edwin F Taylor(
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13 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology : an introduction to current research by
Martin J Rees(
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30 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and Russian and held by 544 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 544 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(
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8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gravitation theory and gravitational collapse by
B. Kent Harrison(
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6 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and Russian and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and Russian and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geometrodynamics by
John Archibald Wheeler(
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21 editions published in 1962 in 3 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21 editions published in 1962 in 3 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mind in nature by Nobel Conference(
Book
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5 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fundamental problems in quantum theory : a conference held in honor of Professor John A. Wheeler by
D.M Greenberger(
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10 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Between quantum and cosmos : studies and essays in honor of John Archibald Wheeler(
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5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Einsteins Vision; wie steht es heute mit Einsteins Vision alles als Geometrie aufzufassen? by
John Archibald Wheeler(
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14 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in German and English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in German and English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Battelle rencontres; 1967 lectures in mathematics and physics by
Cécile DeWittMorette(
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13 editions published in 1968 in English and French and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published in 1968 in English and French and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A brief history of time by
Errol Morris(
Visual
)
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the mysteries we've all wondered about against the backdrop of the life story of Stephen Hawking
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the mysteries we've all wondered about against the backdrop of the life story of Stephen Hawking
Lectures in mathematics and physics by Battelle Rencontres(
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3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theories of the universe by
Stephen Hawking(
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5 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents writings by Stephen Hawking, Paul Thagard, and other scholars on topics related to the universe, black holes, spacetime, and quantum theory
5 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents writings by Stephen Hawking, Paul Thagard, and other scholars on topics related to the universe, black holes, spacetime, and quantum theory
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 Taylor, Edwin F. Author
 Thorne, Kip S.
 Misner, Charles W. Author
 Ford, Kenneth William 1926
 Zurek, Wojciech Hubert 1951 Other Author Editor
 Ciufolini, Ignazio 1951 Author Editor
 Einstein, Albert 18791955
 Besso, Michele Angelo 18731955
 Bell, J. S.
 Bernstein, Jeremy 1929 Author
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