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John Wheeler (1911-2008), American theoretical physicist, giving a lecture on black holes at the University of Missouri at Rolla, USA, in 1981. Wheeler is most famous for coining the term "black hole". He was also a pioneer in the theory of nuclear fission, and worked on the Manhattan Project, which developed the atom bomb during World War II.
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