John Archibald Wheeler’s Death: Cause, Place, Age, and More!

John Archibald Wheeler Died

The physicist John Archibald Wheeler passed away at age 94, astounding.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Influential Princeton University physicist who worked with Neils Bohr and Albert Einstein on atomic theory and helped with the development of the atomic bomb as a part of the Manhattan project. He is also noteworthy for coining the terms quantum foam, wormhole, and the phrase “it from bit.”

He developed an early interest in science from reading scientific publications, and went on to earn his doctorate at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

In addition to his work on atomic theory, he studied the results of gravitational collapse in stars and coined the term ‘black hole.’

How did John Archibald Wheeler die?

Pneumonia caused John Archibald Wheeler's death in 2006.

He succumbed to pneumonia on Sunday, April 13, at his home in Hightstown, N.J.

Information about the death of John Archibald Wheeler
Cause of deathPneumonia
Age of death94 years
BirthdayJuly 9, 1911
Death dateApril 13, 2006
Place of deathHightstown, New Jersey, United States
Place of burialN/A


"If you haven't found something strange during the day, it hasn't been much of a day."

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"We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance."

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"No phenomenon is a real phenomenon until it is an observed phenomenon."

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"To hate is to study, to study is to understand, to understand is to appreciate, to appreciate is to love. So maybe I'll end up loving your theory."

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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?"

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