Holiday ‘Galaxy’ Insight –“Why the Cosmos, Why the Quantum, Why Existence”

 

 

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"Behind it all is surely an idea so simple, so beautiful, that when we grasp it – in a decade, a century, or a millennium – we will all say to each other, how could it have been otherwise? How could we have been so stupid?"


John Archibald Wheeler, theoretical physicist at Princeton, largely responsible for reviving interest in general relativity in the United States after World War II, and best known for popularizing the term "black hole", for coining the terms "neutron moderator", "quantum foam", "wormhole", and "it from bit", and for hypothesizing the "one-electron universe".

 

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