John A. Wheeler
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John A. Wheeler | 1911-2008

John A. Wheeler’s scientific career spanned 80 years and included consulting with Robert Oppenheimer on the bomb and debating quantum physics with Albert Einstein.  (The New York Times)
John A. Wheeler is shown with a Japanese colleague in 1953 as he arrives in Japan for the start of the International Physics Conference. Wheeler played a key role in the development of the atom bomb and later coined the terms “black hole” and “wormhole,” among others. (Associated Press)
John A. Wheeler, center, is presented the Atomic Energy Commission Enrico Fermi Award by President Lyndon B. Johnson in the White House on Dec. 2, 1968. At left is then-AEC Chairman Glenn Seaborg. (Associated Press)