Tuesday, August 5, 2008


It was the physicist John Archibald Wheeler (1911-2008), who also coined the term 'wormhole'. This scientist became one of the essential figures, was among the last employees of Albert Einstein in his youth and worked with the young Danish Niel Bohr, that made him one of the pioneers of nuclear fission, also collaborated on Project Maniatan , In building the reactors that produced plutonium to fuel the first atomic bombs.

In 1957, to deepen the general theory of relativity Einstein, created the concept 'wormhole' to refer to the hypothetical tunnels in space-time. The term 'black hole' as coined in 1967 during a conference at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies of NASA at Columbia University, USA

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