John Archibald Wheeler
#810 Overall Influence

John Archibald Wheeler

American physicist

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John Archibald Wheeler was an American theoretical physicist. He was largely responsible for reviving interest in general relativity in the United States after World War II. Wheeler also worked with Niels Bohr in explaining the basic principles behind nuclear fission. Together with Gregory Breit, Wheeler developed the concept of the Breit–Wheeler process. He is best known for using the term “black hole” for objects with gravitational collapse already predicted during the early 20th century, for inventing the terms “quantum foam”, “neutron moderator”, “wormhole” and “it from bit”, and for hypothesizing the “one-electron universe”.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public research university in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

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University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Austin

Public research university in Austin, Texas, United States

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Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University

University in Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Leiden University
Leiden University

University in Leiden, Netherlands

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New York University
New York University

Private research university in New York City

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Princeton University
Princeton University

Private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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    #29 World Rank #3 USA Rank
    Physics