History will judge John Archibald Wheeler as one of the towering intellects of the twentieth century.
Barrow, John D, P. C. W Davies, and Charles L Harper, eds. Science and Ultimate Reality: Quantum Theory, Cosmology,and Complexity. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge, 2004. Print.
…I am in awe of great physicists like Professor Wheeler.
Medawar, Peter Brian, and Julian H. Shelley. Structure in Science and Art: Proceedings of the Third C. H. Boehringer Sohn Symposium Held at Kronberg, Taunus, 2nd-5th May 1979. Amsterdam-Oxford-Princeton: Excerpta Medica, 1980. Print.
This quote by Popper was said during a lively discussion of Wheeler’s approach in which Popper was defending Einstein’s disapproval of the Copenhagen Interpretation.
…one of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century…
Al-Khalili, Jim. Black Holes, Wormholes, and Time Machines. Second Edition CRC Press. Boca Raton, Fl. 2012
Vedral, Vlatko. Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information. Oxford [England]: Oxford University Press, 2010. Print.
…one of the most respected physicists working in cosmology…
Clegg, Brian. Before the Big Bang. Macmillian. London. 2009
[a] very capable physicist
Teller, Edward. Memoirs: A Twentieth-Century Journey in Science and Politics. Cambridge, Mass: Perseus Pub, 2001. Print.
[Wheeler was] something approaching a wonder of nature in the world of physics.
…a sage of modern physics…
Lindley, David. The End of Physics: The Myth of a Unified Theory. New York: BasicBooks, 1993. Print.
He was a theoretical physicist of the first order….
Levi, Primo, and Tullio Regge. Dialogo. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 1989. Print.
Wheeler, whose career spanned seven decades, was admired and respected – even revered by some – for his contributions to a wide range of physics, for his style, and for his remarkable gifts as teacher and mentor.
Ford, Kenneth. Giant of Physics John Wheeler Dies.Physics World
For me, he was the last Titan, the only physics superhero still standing.
Overbye, Dennis. “John A. Wheeler, Physicist Who Coined the Term ‘Black Hole’.” New York Times 14 Apr 2008