A visualization of QCD illustrates how particle/antiparticle pairs pop out of the quantum vacuum for very small amounts of time as a consequence of Heisenberg uncertainty. Our understanding of the quantum Universe continues to evolve over time, and Feynman and Wheeler were two of the players who pushed the needle forward as never before. Image credit: Derek A. Leinweber.

Richard Feynman And John Wheeler Revolutionized Time, Reality, And Our Quantum Universe

A new look at the intertwined lives of two of the 20th century’s greatest minds.

Ethan Siegel
Nov 24, 2017 · 6 min read

In the years prior to World War II, physics was in an odd, post-revolutionary state. Quantum mechanics and Einstein’s General Relativity had turned our picture of a classical…