John A. Wheeler dies at 96

by Joe Archive on April 14, 2008

pJohn 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 a href=”http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/e/albert_einstein/index.html?inline=nyt-per” title=”More articles about Albert Einstein.”Albert Einstein/a and a href=”http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/b/niels_bohr/index.html?inline=nyt-per” title=”More articles about Niels Bohr.”Niels Bohr/a, died Sunday morning at his home in Hightstown, N.J. He was 96./p div id=”articleInline” div id=”inlineBox” !–RSS Feed Markup div class=”doubleRule”/div h4RSS Feed/h4 style type=”text/css” media=”screen” #articleInline ul { margin: .5em 0 1.2em 0; } #articleInline ul li { margin-bottom: .5em; padding: 0; background-image: none; font-size: 81.5%; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.4em; } #articleInline li a { padding: .2em 0 .2em 4.5em; background: transparent url(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/global/icons/rss.gif) no-repeat 0 0; } /style ul lia href=”http://www.nytimes.com/services/xml/rss/nyt/Science.xml”Get Science News From The New York Times raquo;/a/li /ul div class=”doubleRule lastRule”/div — !–end RSS Feed Markup — /div /divThe cause was pneumonia, said his daughter Alison Wheeler Lahnston.br /br /a href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/14/science/14wheeler.html?_r=1amp;oref=slogin”NYTimes.com/a

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