Tuesday, April 15, 2008

John A. Wheeler, Physicist Who Coined the Term ‘Black Hole,’ Is Dead at 96

John 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 Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr, died Sunday morning at his home in Hightstown, N.J. He was 96.

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