Skip to main content

Text / John Wheeler letter to Hugh Everett, 26-May-1956

Have a question about this item?

Item information.

Title
John Wheeler letter to Hugh Everett, 26-May-1956
Creator
Wheeler, John A.
Contributor
Everett, Hugh, correspondent
Date Created and/or Issued
1956-05-26
Contributing Institution
UC Irvine, Libraries, Digital Scholarship Services
Collection
Hugh Everett III Manuscripts
Rights Information
Copyrighted
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. This is a letter he wrote to Everett after he returned to Leiden, following up on his letter from the day before (in which he forwarded Alexander Stern's criticisms to Everett). Here he includes his notes from a conversation with Niels Bohr — dated 4 May 1956 — on Everett's thesis, and urges Everett to come to Copenhagen immediately to discuss his work with Bohr. He includes an offer to pay for Everett's travel from his own research funds. Although Everett would ultimately travel to Copenhagen in 1959, he did not accept the invitation Wheeler extends here.
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/d8tb0z800
http://hdl.handle.net/10575/1149
Language
English
eng
Subject
Bohr, Niels H.D.
Wheeler, John A.
Quantum mechanics -- Copenhagen interpretation
Quantum measurement problem
Pure wave mechanics
Everett, Hugh III
Petersen, Aage
Correspondence
Relation
Hugh Everett III Correspondence

About the collections in Calisphere

Learn more about the collections in Calisphere. View our statement on digital primary resources.

Copyright, permissions, and use

If you're wondering about permissions and what you can do with this item, a good starting point is the "rights information" on this page. See our terms of use for more tips.

Share your story

Has Calisphere helped you advance your research, complete a project, or find something meaningful? We'd love to hear about it; please send us a message.

Explore related content on Calisphere: