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John Archibald Wheeler: A few highlights of his contributions to physics
 Kip S. Thorne,
 Wojciech H. Zurek
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Abstract
The following quotations describe in “nutshells” a few highlights of John Archibald Wheeler's contributions to physics. The contributions are arranged in roughly the following order: (i) concrete research results, (ii) innovative ideas that have become foundations for the research of others, (iii) insights that give guidance for the development of physics over the coming decades. Since most of Wheeler's work contains strong elements of two or even all three of these characteristics, the editors have not attempted to delineate the dividing lines between the three categories.
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 Title
 John Archibald Wheeler: A few highlights of his contributions to physics
 Journal

Foundations of Physics
Volume 16, Issue 2 , pp 7989
 Cover Date
 19860201
 DOI
 10.1007/BF01889373
 Print ISSN
 00159018
 Online ISSN
 15729516
 Publisher
 Kluwer Academic PublishersPlenum Publishers
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 Kip S. Thorne ^{(1)}
 Wojciech H. Zurek ^{(2)}
 Author Affiliations

 1. Division of Physics and Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, 91125, Pasadena, California
 2. Theoretical Astrophysics, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 87545, Los Alamos, New Mexico