John Wheeler - physicist who gave birth to the term 'black hole', worked in nuclear fission, and was a contemporary of Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr - has passed away at age 96. Full article here.
When one thinks of Einstein, the thought probably conjures up the notion of the scientific legend. Or, it perhaps also brings to mind how his name has become synonymous with genius. But the root of this sort of folk lore was an actual man. Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson reveals this man... Continue Reading →