Posted by: Aba Cohen | May 8, 2008

Mágica sem Mágica ———– Magic without Magic

(FOR THE TEXTS IN ENGLISH: SEE IN ITALIC, BELOW)

 

Há pouco mais de 3 semanas divulguei a notícia da morte de John Archibald Wheeler (ocorrida em 13/04/08), um dos grandes Físicos da “Velha Guarda”, envolvido nas principais discussões da Física Moderna, indo da Relatividade Geral e os buracos negros (termo que ele cunhou) às bombas atômica e de hidrogênio além de colaborador de Einstein, Bohr, Feynman, Oppenheimer (com os 2 últimos no Projeto Manhattan).  É de sua autoria a feliz observação que bem resume a Relatividade Geral: “O Espaço-Tempo diz para a Matéria-Energia como deve se mover e a Matéria-Energia diz para o Espaço-Tempo como deve se curvar”. Encontrei hoje um excelente link que fala da vertente mistica de John Wheeler, a ser relacionado no meu curso (Einstein – aula 8). Vale a pena visitar o link Nuclear Dreams.

 

Magic without magic

 

About three weeks ago I referred to the passing away of John Archibald Wheeler (on the April 13Th ), one of the last great physicist of the 20th  Century, from the General Relativity to the black holes (term coined by Wheeler), collaborator of  Einstein, Bohr, Feynman, Oppenheimer (with the latter two in the Manhattan Project). Wheeler coined other inspired sayings such as the synthesis to the General Theory of Relativity: “Space-Time tells Matter-Energy how to move and Matter-Energy tells Space-Time how to curve”.  Today I discovered in the web an excellent link revealing other aspects of John Wheeler, including his mystical facet (to be explored in my “Physics to Everyone” Lectures). To know more about John Wheeler it is worthy  visiting the Nuclear Dreams link.


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