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John A. Wheeler, Physicist Who Coined the Term 'Black Hole,' Is Dead at 96

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posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 12:58 PM
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John A. Wheeler, Physicist Who Coined the Term 'Black Hole,' Is Dead at 96


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John A. Wheeler, a visionary physicist and teacher who helped invent the theory of nuclear fission, gave black holes their name and argued about the nature of reality with Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr, died Sunday morning at his home in Hightstown, N.J. He was 96.

The cause was pneumonia, said his daughter Alison Wheeler Lahnston.
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posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 12:58 PM
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An interesting fellow. I've read a lot of his stuff. He will be missed.

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