Colleague and confidant of Einstein and Bohr and pioneer of nuclear fission, John A. Wheeler is one of our most original and profound thinkers. In engaging essays formed of reminiscence, science, and conjecture. Wheeler writes of debates and discussions with Bohr, long talks with Einstein in his study at Princeton, and the eloquence and nobility of Hermann Weyl. With simple delight in qthe machinery of existenceq. Wheeler exudes an enthusiasm that illuminates this collection.The aquot;wave equationaquot; that Schrodinger gave the world in 1925 was simple and definite, and out of it he quickly found the energy levels of the hydrogen atom. Little did he a or anyone a at first realize that his equation was a time bomb in theanbsp;...
|Title||:||At home in the universe|
|Author||:||John Archibald Wheeler|
|Publisher||:||Amer Inst of Physics - 1996|