Read "How Richard Feynman Convinced The Naysayers 60 Years Ago That Gravitational Waves Are Real"

No, Feynman's interests weren't limited to particle physics and QED.

In fact, Feynman's PhD adviser at Princeton was none other than John Archibald Wheeler, a physicist who coined such terms as "black hole" and "wormhole", helped popularize general relativity, and worked extensively on the theory and evidence for black holes, among other "deep, happy mysteries." In 1957, Wheeler invited Feynman to the first American conference on general relativity, GR1, in Chapel Hill, NC. Read what transpired in the story at the science blog Starts with a Bang.

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