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__SPACER__ Schrodinger created the equivalent of Newtons laws of motion but for quantum systems. One of his lesser known achievements, however, was a lecture titled What is Life, which predicted the essential mechanism of DNA - that it should be an aperiodic crystal so that it could contain information.
__SPACER__ Wheeler, who revived interest in General Relativity, and the idea that information flow may be at the heart of physics also coined the term Black Hole. He was know for pre-preparing very elaborate colored diagrams on a series of blackboards which he would then work through during a presentation.
__SPACER__ … that if quantum theory is correct, then either things communicate instantly at a distance, or they don't exist when they aren't being looked at or both.<p /><p /><p />Bell died of a brain hemorrhage without knowing he had been nominated for a Nobel which cannot be given posthumously.