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John Archibald Wheeler

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Dates

July 9, 1911 – April 13, 2008

Authorized Form of Name

Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008

Additional Forms of Names

Uiler, Dzhon Archibal'd, 1911-2008

Wheeler, J. A. (John Archibald), 1911-2008

Wheeler, John Archibald

Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-

Biography

Abstract

Physicist (atomic and nuclear theory, relativity theory, and cosmology). On the physics faculty at Princeton University from 1938; physicist, Manhattan Engineer District (1942-1945); and Director, Center for Theoretical Physics, University of Texas at Austin (1976-1986).

Important Dates

July 9, 1911Birth, Jacksonville (Fla.).

1933Received Ph.D. in Physics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (Md.).

1933 – 1934National Research Council (NRC) Fellow, New York University.

1934 – 1935National Research Council (NRC) Fellow, Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Copenhagen.

1935 – 1938Assistant Professor of Physics (1935-1937) and Associate Professor of Physics (1937-1938), University of North Carolina.

1938 – 2008Assistant Professor of Physics (1938-1945); Associate Professor of Physics (1945-1947); Professor of Physics (1947-1966); Director, Project Matterhorn (1951-1953); Joseph Henry Professor of Physics (1966-1976); and Emeritus Professor of Physics (1976-2008), Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1939Visiting Professor, University of Michigan.

1940Visiting Professor, University of Chicago.

1942 – 1945Researcher, Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory (1942-1943); Physicist, E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Co. (1943-1944); and Physicist, Hanford Engineering Works (1944-1945), Manhattan Project.

1947U. S. Representative, Cosmic Ray Commission, International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.

1949 – 1950Guggenheim Fellow, University of Paris.

1952Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1956Lorentz Professor, University of Leiden.

1957 – 1967Member, Advisory Committee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

1959 – 1989Member, Board of Trustees, Battelle Memorial Institute.

1960Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley.

1962Fulbright Professor, Kyoto University.

1964Visiting Fellow, Clare College, Cambridge University.

1966President, American Physical Society (APS).

1968Awarded Enrico Fermi Award, U. S. Atomic Energy Commission.

1969 – 1976Member, General Committee for Arms Control and Disarmament, U. S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.

1970Awarded National Medal of Science.

1971Member, Board of Directors, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

1971 – 1974Vice President, American Philosophical Society.

1975Battelle Memorial Professor, University of Washington.

1976 – 2008Professor of Physics (1976-1979); Ashbel Smith Professor (1979-1986); Roland Blumberg Professor of Physics (1981-1986); Director, Center for Theoretical Physics (1976-1986); and Professor Emeritus of Physics (1986-2008), University of Texas, Austin, Austin (Tex.).

1983I. I. Rabi Visiting Professor, Columbia University.

1983Awarded Oersted Medal, American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).

1996Awarded Wolf Foundation Prize in Physics.

2003Awarded Einstein Prize of the American Physical Society (APS).

April 13, 2008Death, Hightstown (N.J.).

Occupation

Theoretical atomic and nuclear physicist.

Places

Birth

Jacksonville (Fla.)

Graduate Education

Baltimore (Md.)

Employment

Princeton (N.J.)

Austin (Tex.)

Death

Hightstown (N.J.)

Subjects

Atomic theory.

Cosmic rays.

Mesons.

Nuclear fission.

Nuclear physics.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Quantum electrodynamics.

Quantum theory.

Relativity (Physics).

Spectrum analysis.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962

Co-wrote a paper on the mechanism of nuclear fission. Both employed at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Copenhagen.

Breit, Gregory, 1899-1981

Both employed at New York University and described the Breit-Wheeler process.

Brill, Dieter R.

Advised by Wheeler at Princeton University on time-symmetric solutions of the Einstein equations.

Christodoulou, Demetrios, 1951-

Advised by Wheeler at Princeton University on gravitational collapse and black holes.

Ciufolini, Ignazio, 1951-

Co-wrote "Gravitation and Inertia."

Everett, Hugh

Advised by Wheeler at Princeton University on quantum mechanics.

Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988

Advised by Wheeler at Princeton University. Both employed at Princeton University.

Ford, Lawrence H.

Advised by Wheeler at Princeton University.

Geroch, Robert

Advised by Wheeler at Princeton University on singularities in the spacetime of general relativity.

Herzfeld, Karl F. (Karl Ferdinand), 1892-

Ph.D. advisor at Johns Hopkins University.

Hu, B. L. (Bei-Lok)

Advised by Wheeler at Princeton University.

Kheyfets, Arkady

Advised by Wheeler at University of Texas, Austin.

Klauder, John R.

Advised by Wheeler at Princeton University.

Misner, Charles W.

Advised by Wheeler at Princeton University, "Outline of Feynman Quantization of General Relativity; Derivation of Field Equations; Vanishing of the Hamiltonian"; both employed at Princeton University; and co-wrote "Gravitation."

Rees, Martin J., 1942-

Co-wrote "Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, and Cosmology: an Introduction to Current Research."

Ruffini, Remo

Co-wrote "Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, and Cosmology: an Introduction to Current Research."

Shepley, Lawrence C., 1939-

Advised by Wheeler at Princeton University.

Taylor, Edwin F.

Co-wrote "Spacetime Physics" and "Exploring Black Holes: Introduction to General Relativity."

Thorne, Kip S.

Advised by Wheeler at Princeton University, Geometrodynamics of Cylindrical Systems. Both employed at Princeton University. Co-wrote "Gravitation."

Tiomno, Jayme

Co-wrote "Guide to Literature of Elementary Particle Physics: Including Cosmic Rays."

Wald, Robert M.

Advised by Wheeler at Princeton University, "Nonspherical Gravitational Collapse and Black Hole Uniqueness."

Wightman, A. S. (Arthur Strong), 1922-2013

Advised by Wheeler at Princeton University on negative pi mesons in hydrogen. Both employed at Princeton University.

Colleagues

Adelberger, Eric G.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Aizenman, Michael

Both employed at Princeton University.

Anderson, P. W. (Philip W.), 1923-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bargmann, V. (Valentine), 1908-1989

Both employed at Princeton University.

Barschall, H. H. (Henry Herman), 1915-1997

Both employed at Princeton University.

Berko, Stephan

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bertsch, George F.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bleakney, Walker, 1901-1992

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bohm, David, 1917-1992

Both employed at Princeton University.

Brown, G. E. (Gerald Edward), 1926-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Callan, Curtis G.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Chiao, Raymond Y.

Served as Wheeler's research assistant at Princeton University.

Christ, Norman

Both employed at Princeton University.

Christy, Robert F.

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Creutz, E.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Cronin, James W., 1931-2016

Both employed at Princeton University.

DeWitt, Bryce S. (Bryce Seligman), 1923-2004

Both employed at University of Texas, Austin.

Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Doan, Richard Lloyd, 1898-

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Eisenhart, Luther Pfahler, 1876-1965

Both employed at Princeton University.

Fitch, Val L., 1923-2015

Both employed at Princeton University.

Fletcher, James Chipman, 1919-1991

Both employed at Princeton University.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Friedman, Francis L. (Francis Lee), 1918-

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Frieman, E. A.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Gross, David J. (David Jonathan)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Hartle, J. B. (James B.)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Hilberry, Norman, 1899-

Both employed at New York University and the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990

Both employed at Princeton University.

Hopfield, John J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Kimble, H. Jeff (Harry Jeffrey), 1949-

Both employed at University of Texas, Austin.

Konopinski, Emil Jan, 1911-

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

MacDonald, A. H.

Both employed at University of Texas, Austin.

Metropolis, N. (Nicholas), 1915-

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Montroll, E. W.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Mulliken, Robert Sanderson

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Murray, Forest

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Ohlinger, Leo

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Pines, David, 1924-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Plass, Gilbert N.

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Polchinski, Joseph Gerard

Both employed at University of Texas, Austin.

Pollock, Robert Elwood, 1936-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Robertson, H. P. (Howard Percy), 1903-1961

Both employed at Princeton University.

Schwarz, John H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Segal, Irving Ezra

Both employed at Princeton University.

Sejnowski, Terrence J. (Terrence Joseph)

Served as Wheeler's research assistant at Princeton University.

Serber, R. (Robert)

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Shenstone, A. G. (Allen Goodrich)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Smyth, Henry De Wolf, 1898-1986

Both employed at Princeton University.

Swinney, H. L., 1939-

Both employed at University of Texas, Austin.

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Treiman, Sam B.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Warburton, Ernest Keeling

Both employed at Princeton University.

Weinberg, Alvin Martin, 1915-2006

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at University of Texas, Austin.

Weiss, Rainer

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Both employed at Princeton University and the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Wilczek, Frank

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wilkinson, David T.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at Princeton University.

Witherell, Michael S., 1949-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wu, C. S. (Chien-shiung), 1912-1997

Both employed at Princeton University.

York, James W., Jr., 1939-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Young, Gale Jay

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Additional

Alley, Carroll O.

Anderson, Carl D. (Carl David), 1905-1991

Bacher, Robert F. (Robert Fox), 1905-2004

Bartusiak, Marcia, 1950-

Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005

Bohr, Aage

Born, Max, 1882-1970

Braginskii, V. B. (Vladimir Borisovich)

Brueckner, Keith A.

Burbidge, Geoffrey R.

Clapp, Roger Edge, 1919-1990

Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974

Delbrück, Max

Deser, S. (Stanley)

Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 1902-1984

Dyson, Freeman J.

Feenberg, Eugene

Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954

Ford, Kenneth William, 1926-

Franck, James, 1882-1964

Frauenfelder, Hans, 1922-

Gamow, George, 1904-1968

Garwin, Richard L.

Gell-Mann, Murray

Goldberg, Joshua N.

Greenewalt, Crawford H., 1902-1993

Grosse, Aristid von, 1905-1985

Groueff, Stephane

Harvey, A. L. (Alexander Louis), 1917-

Havens, William W. (William Westerfield), 1920-2004

Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976

Hill, A. G. (Albert Gordon), 1910-1996

Inglis, David Rittenhouse, 1905-1995

Klein, Oskar

Koehler, James S. (James Stark), 1914-2006

Krause, Ernst Henry, 1913-

Lamb, Willis E. (Willis Eugene), 1913-2008

Layzer, David

MacInnes, Duncan A. (Duncan Arthur), 1885-1965

Margenau, Henry, 1901-1997

Mayer, Maria Goeppert, 1906-1972

Meggers, William F. (William Frederick), 1888-1966

Moller, C. (Christian), 1904-1980

Morrison, Philip

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994

Plyler, Earle Keith, 1897-1976

Rabi, I. I. (Isidor Isaac), 1898-1988

Rosenfeld, L. (Leon), 1904-1974

Rowland, Henry Augustus, 1848-1901

Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937

Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-1989

Sciama, D. W. (Dennis William), 1926-

Sharp, D. H. (David Howland), 1938-

Slater, John C. (John Clarke), 1900-1976

Stern, Marvin, 1923-

Taylor, Theodore B., 1925-

Townes, Charles H.

Tuve, Merle Antony, 1901-1982

Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-1980

Watson, Kenneth M.

Weyssenhoff, Johann Virgilius von, 1889-1972

Williams, Dudley, 1912-

Witten, Louis

Wynchank, Sinclair

York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Yukawa, Hideki, 1907-1981

Institutions

Major Positions

Columbia University. Department of Physics

I. I. Rabi Visiting Professor.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company

Researcher, Manhattan Project.

Kyoto Daigaku. Department of Physics

Fulbright Professor.

Manhattan Project (U.S.)

Researcher, Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory; Physicist, E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Co.; and Physicist; Hanford Engineering Works.

National Research Council (U.S.)

Fellow at New York University and Institute of Theoretical Physics, Copenhagen.

New York University. Department of Physics

National Research Council (NRC) Fellow.

Niels Bohr institutet

National Research Council (NRC) Fellow.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor of Physics; Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; Director, Project Matterhorn; Joseph Henry Professor of Physics; and Emeritus Professor of Physics.

Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden

Lorentz Professor.

United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development. Metallurgical Laboratory

Researcher, Manhattan Project.

Université de Paris

Guggenheim Fellow.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Visiting Professor.

University of Cambridge

Visiting Fellow, Clare College.

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Visiting Professor.

University of Michigan. Department of Physics

Visiting Professor.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Assistant Professor of Physics and Associate Professor of Physics.

University of Texas at Austin. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics; Ashbel Smith Professor; Roland Blumberg Professor of Physics; Director, Center for Theoretical Physics; and Professor Emeritus of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Member, Board of Directors.

American Mathematical Society

American Philosophical Society

Vice President and Councilor.

American Physical Society

President.

Battelle Memorial Institute

Member, Board of Trustees.

Carnegie Institution of Washington. Department of Terrestrial Magnetism

International Astronomical Union

International Union of Pure and Applied Physics

U. S. Representative, Cosmic Ray Commission.

Johns Hopkins University. Department of Physics

Received Ph.D. in 1933.

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

New York Academy of Sciences

Honorary member.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Member, Advisory Committee.

United States. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

Member, General Committee for Arms Control and Disarmament.

United States. National Bureau of Standards

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Conference notes prepared informally and unofficially by John A. Wheeler, 1948.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Creating Copenhagen [videorecording] / produced by The Graduate Center of the City University of New York and The Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science and Technology Project, 2000, March 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Gregory Breit Symposium [sound recording], 1968 May 3.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Humorous dialogues and songs written during the Atomic Energy Project at Richland, Washington [sound recording]

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Invited papers on the history of fission physics [sound recording], 1967 April 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

John A. Wheeler addition to papers.

Library

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

John A. Wheeler letter, 1985, to Linus Pauling about Henry Augustus Rowland and the early work done in the combination principle of wavelength spectroscopy, and notes from lectures by Niels Bohr at Princeton. 1939.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

John A. Wheeler papers, 1894-2008.

Library

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

John A. Wheeler response to early 1930s Ph.D.s Survey, 1980.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

John Wheeler papers, 1938-1987.

Center for American History. University Archives

University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX 78713, USA

Niels Bohr Memorial Session [sound recording] / 1963 April 22.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Hideki Yukawa, 1962 July 10.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with John Archibald Wheeler, 1962 March 24.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with John Archibald Wheeler, 1967 April 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with John Archibald Wheeler, 1988 May 4, May 23 and November 28.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with John Archibald Wheeler, 1993 December 6 to May 18, 1995.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Particles and geometry [sound recording] : Second Cambridge conference on relativity, 1969 May 20.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Physics in industry [sound recording] / 1976 November 8-9.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Selected papers [sound recording],

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Sinclair Wynchank letters to Dr. Wynchank from G. T. P. Tarrant and John A. Wheeler, 1989.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Symposium of the Division of History of Physics and the Division of Nuclear Physics [sound recording] : Niels Bohr's life and work / 1985 April 25.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Teaching notes from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a draft manuscript entitled "The Physics of Solids and Liquids: A Guide to the Study of the Condensed State of Matter," 1936-1937.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Timothy Ferris interviews conducted for book, THE RED LIMIT, 1974-1976.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

"A Family Gathering": Letters to John A. Wheeler, 1977.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Aage Petersen collection of reprints and manuscripts, 1922-1976.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Alex Harvey letters from prominent physicists, 1960-1973.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Allen Shenstone autobiography, 1962.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Atomic energy for military purposes, 1945 [typescript].

Manuscripts and Archives Department

Hagley Museum and Library

298 Buck Road East, Greenville, DE 19807, USA

Charles W. Misner papers, 1966-1969.

Hornbake Library. Archives and Manuscripts Department

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20742, USA

Christian Møller papers, 1928-1980.

Niels Bohr Archive

Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen, Denmark

Crawford Greenewalt Manhattan Project diary, 1942-1945.

Manuscripts and Archives Department

Hagley Museum and Library

298 Buck Road East, Greenville, DE 19807, USA

Dudley Williams, Fifty years of physics: Some personal memories, circa 1976.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Duncan A. MacInnes papers, 1926-1965.

Rockefeller Archive Center

15 Dayton Ave., Pocantico Hills, North Tarrytown, NY 10591-1598, USA

Earle Keith Plyler Intellectual autobiography, 1962.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Entropy in cosmology, [undated].

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Eugene Feenberg correspondence, 1927-1958.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Federal Bureau of Investigation files on George Gamow, Robert Serber, and John Archibald Wheeler, 1946-1973.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Fifty years with nuclear fission [videorecording]: highlights of the 1989 conference.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Gregory Breit papers, 1929-1980 (bulk 1960-1970).

Manuscripts and Archives

Yale University Library

Box 208240, New Haven, CT 06520, USA

Gregory Breit selected papers [microform], (bulk 1950-1973).

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Hanford-Richland 25th anniversary [motion picture] / produced by U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Hans Frauenfelder response to survey on the impact of immigration on U.S. physics, 1999.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Henry De Wolf Smyth papers, 1885-1987.

Library

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Henry H. Barschall papers, 1942-1974.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

History of physics audio-visual collection, circa 1918-1996, 1960-1988 (bulk)

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Hugh Everett papers, 1953-1989.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

hysics Outreach and Physics History [sound recording], 2017 January 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Johann Weyssenhoff papers, 1919-1972.

Oddzialw Krakowie. Archiwum

Polska Akademia Nauk

Crakow, Poland

John Clarke Slater papers, 1908-1976.

Library

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Karl Herzfeld papers, 1914-1977.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Kip Thorne interviews conducted for his book "Black Holes and Time Warps," 1980-1989.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Leon Rosenfeld papers, 1911-1974.

Niels Bohr Archive

Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen, Denmark

Marcia Bartusiak interviews conducted for her book "Einstein's Unfinished Symphony," 1998-1999.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Murray Gell-Mann papers, 1931-2001 (bulk 1955-1993).

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Niels Bohr material collected elsewhere, 1912-1962.

Niels Bohr Archive

Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen, Denmark

Niels Bohr reprints from Henrik Anthony Kramers collection, 1910-1950.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Niels Bohr scientific correspondence, 1903-1962.

Niels Bohr Archive

Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen, Denmark

Niels Bohr scientific correspondence, supplement, 1910-1962.

Niels Bohr Archive

Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen, Denmark

On the teaching of science at Princeton, 1966.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Albert G. Hill, 1991 August 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Aristid Victor Grosse, 1974 January 11 and April 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Carroll O. Alley, 2006 May 19.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Charles Misner, 1989 April 3.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Charles W. Misner, 2001 May 22.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with D. H. Sharp, 1993 July 23.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with D. W. Sciama, 1989 January 25.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with David Layzer, 2007 December 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with David Rittenhouse Inglis, 1977 May 9 and 10.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Dennis William Sciama, 1999 June 9.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with E. A. Frieman, 1986 June 26.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Edward A. Frieman, 2006 December 4 and 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral History interview with Ernst Henry Krause, 1982 August 10.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

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Oral history interview with Geoffrey Burbidge, 1975 June 4

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Oral history interview with George Gamow, 1968 April 25 and 26.

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Oral history interview with Henry Margenau, 1964 May 6.

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Oral history interview with Herbert F. York, 1986 February 7.

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Oral history interview with J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1960 February.

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Oral history interview with James Stark Koehler, 1981 March 6.

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Oral history interview with Joshua Goldberg, 2011 March 21.

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Oral history interview with Keith Allan Brueckner, 1986 July 2.

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Oral history interview with Kenneth M. Watson, 1986 February 10.

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Oral history interview with Kenneth W. Ford, 1997 November 15 and 22.

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Oral history interview with Louis Witten, 2011 March 17.

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Oral history interview with Lyman Spitzer, Jr., 1978 March 15.

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Oral history interview with Marvin Stern, 1987 May 1.

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Oral history interview with Richard Garwin, 2012 December 20.

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Oral history interview with Richard Phillips Feynman, 1966 March 4 to 4 February 1973.

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Oral history interview with Sam B. Treiman, 1986 December 18.

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Oral history interview with Stanley Deser, 2011 March 12.

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Oral history interview with Theodore Brewster Taylor, 1989 April 12.

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Oral history interview with Vladimir Braginsky, 1997 January 15.

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Oral history interview with William W. Havens, 1991 February 21, July 17, 29, Augut 5, 12 and 14.

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Oral history remarks by Willis E. Lamb in a telephone conversation with Ken Ford, 1994.

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Oskar Klein papers, 1916-1970.

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Peoples Archive interviews with physicists, [video recording]

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Presentation of the Enrico Fermi Award [motion picture] / produced by the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission.

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Responses to Early 1930s Ph.D.s Survey, 1980.

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Roger Edge Clapp papers, 1914-1991 (bulk 1940-1991).

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Ruth Moore research materials for NIELS BOHR - THE MAN, HIS SCIENCE AND THE WORLD THEY CHANGED, [circa 1912]-1983.

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Science and the ultimate reality [computer file] : celebrating the vision of John Archibald Wheeler and taking it forward into a new center of discovery / 2002 March 15-18.

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Scientific correspondence [microform], 1907-1962.

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Stephane Groueff papers, 1955-1975

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Symposium of the history of physics [videorecording]: the coming of age of nuclear physics - the 1930s.

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The Italian navigator has landed...a half century of nuclear energy [videorecording] / Argonne National Laboratory, producer ; U. S. Dept. of Energy ; Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute ; Power Reactor and Nuclear Development Corporation-Japan, sponsors ; Peter Graves, narrator, 1992.

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The scientific legacy of John Wheeler [sound recording], 2009 May 2.

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Timothy Ferris interviews conducted for the television program, The Creation of the Universe, circa 1982-1988.

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Videotaped interviews for documentary, Reflections of Einstein,

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William F. Meggers addition to papers, 1870-1973 (bulk 1906-1966).

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Published Resources

Author

A journey into gravity and spacetime / John Archibald Wheeler.

At home in the universe / John Archibald Wheeler.

Black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology : an introduction to current research / Martin Rees, Remo Ruffini, and John Archibald Wheeler.

Exploring black holes : introduction to general relativity / Edwin F. Taylor, John Archibald Wheeler.

Geometrodynamics.

Geons, black holes, and quantum foam : a life in physics / John Archibald Wheeler with Kenneth Ford.

Gravitation [by] Charles W. Misner, Kip S. Thorne [and] John Archibald Wheeler.

Gravitation and inertia / Ignazio Ciufolini and John Archibald Wheeler.

Guide to literature of elementary particle physics, including cosmic rays / by J. Tiomno and John A. Wheeler.

Magic without magic: John Archibald Wheeler; a collection of essays in honor of his sixtieth birthday. Edited by John R. Klauder.

Spacetime physics [by] Edwin F. Taylor [and] John Archibald Wheeler.

Subject

Family gathering : students & collaborators of John Archibald Wheeler gather some recollections of their work with him …

John Archibald Wheeler 1911-2008 Physics Today obituary.