John Wheeler

Physicist Paul Halpern explores the role played by John Archibald Wheeler , former Member in the School of Mathematics/Natural Sciences, in the relationship between former Professor Albert Einstein and former Member Niels Bohr and their debates surrounding quantum mechanics, writing:...
Frequent Director's Visitor Graham Farmelo reviews The Quantum Labyrinth: How Richard Feynman and John Wheeler Revolutionized Time and Reality by physicist Paul Halpern. The work, he writes, “confirms the received opinion that Feynman was one of the greatest intuitive problem-solvers in...
It is as if the scientific disciplines are formed in strata, like the geological layers on display in the Grand Canyon. Moving from one layer to another, we see examples of emergence and reductionism, these two overarching organizing principles of modern science. Zooming out, we...
Confronted with a theoretical question, such as whether or not gravitational waves exist, Richard Feynman never trusted authorities. Rather, he tried to develop and convince himself of a solution in the simplest way possible, constructing an argument from first principles. Once he managed to build...