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Title
John Wheeler letter to Hugh Everett, 25-May-1956
Creator
Wheeler, John A.
Date Created and/or Issued
1956-05-25
Contributing Institution
UC Irvine, Libraries, Digital Scholarship Services
Collection
Hugh Everett III Manuscripts
Rights Information
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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. Contact the University of California, Irvine Libraries, Special Collections and Archives for more information (spcoll@uci.edu).
Description
Scope/Content: In spring of 1956, John Wheeler was in residence at the Lorentz Institute in Leiden, Netherlands. In April, 1956 a copy of the long version of Hugh Everett's thesis was sent to the Institute; the next month, Wheeler traveled to Copenhagen to discuss the thesis with Bohr and others. Shortly after he left, Alexander Stern, an American physicist in residence in Copenhagen, held a seminar on Everett's thesis, and then forwarded his and others' ciriticisms in a long letter to Wheeler. Based on Stern's letter and on his own conversations with Bohr, Wheeler determined that Everett needed to make significant revisions to the framing and argumentation of his thesis.
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/d8sn01h8m
http://hdl.handle.net/10575/1185
Language
English
eng
Subject
Bohr, Niels H.D.
Wheeler, John A.
Quantum mechanics -- Copenhagen interpretation
Quantum measurement problem
Pure wave mechanics
Everett, Hugh III
Stern, Alexander W.
Correspondence
Relation
Hugh Everett III Correspondence

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