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John A Wheeler to Hugh Everett, III, 22-May-1956.
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John A Wheeler to Hugh Everett 3, 22 May 1956
Wheeler, John A.
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UC Irvine, Libraries, Special Collections
Hugh Everett III Manuscripts
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This material is provided for private study, scholarship, or research. Transmission or reproduction of any material protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. The authors or their heirs retain their copyrights to the material. Unless otherwise indicated, the original files were donated to the American Institute of Physics ( For permission to publish, contact Jeffrey A. Barrett, representative for the Everett estate,
Scope/Content: This is a letter from John Wheeler to Hugh Everett III with detailed comments regarding Everett’s thesis. Wheeler describes his meetings with Niels Bohr, Aage Petersen, and colleagues in Copenhagen and their reaction to the draft thesis. Wheeler emphasizes how difficult it will be for Everett to fully address the misunderstandings as he reworks his thesis given the limits of “everyday words.” Wheeler believes that the words are the problem, not the formalism. He says that he reported to the Copenhagen colleagues his sense that “Everett’s very original work is destined to become widely known."
Scope/Content: This document is a reproduction of a document found in the Hugh Everett papers at the American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library and Archives
Hugh Everett III
Pure wave mechanics
Many-worlds interpretation
John A. Wheeler
Niels Bohr
Aage Petersen
Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics
Hugh Everett III Correspondence

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