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Title
John Wheeler letter to Hugh Everett, 23-July-1957
Creator
Wheeler, John A.
Date Created and/or Issued
1957-07-23
Contributing Institution
UC Irvine, Libraries, Digital Scholarship Services
Collection
Hugh Everett III Manuscripts
Rights Information
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Scope/Content: Hugh Everett's thesis was ultimately published in September 1957 in a special issue of Reviews of Modern Physics, guest edited by Bryce DeWitt. This was Everett first and only journal publication on the topic. In July of that year, however, as the journal article was going to press, Wheeler spoke with mathematician and physicist Norbert Wiener about Everett's theory. Wiener argued about the importance of a measure in Everett's work. Everett, too, saw his derivation of a typicality measure as of central important, especially in the long thesis. But there is no evidence that Everett followed Wheeler's advice of writing a follow-up paper addressing the question of a measure on the space of branches more explicitly. Wheeler also, once again, encourages Everett to visit Bohr.
Scope/Content: This document was found in the basement of Mark Everett in 2007 by Mark Everett and Peter Byrne.
Type
text
Identifier
ark:/81235/d8g15tq8q
http://hdl.handle.net/10575/1208
Language
English
eng
Subject
Bohr, Niels H.D.
Wheeler, John A.
Correspondence
Everett, Hugh III
Wiener, Norbert
Relation
Hugh Everett III Correspondence

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