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John Wheeler (1911-2008), American theoretical physicist, talking to Richard Sewall (1908-2003), a professor of English. 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. Photographed at the summer house of the American physicist Charles Misner in Maine, USA, in 1990.
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