Weiss, Rainer (Rai), 69, 70, 71

Wells, H. G., 142

Wess, Julius, 139, 139

Wesson, Paul, 14, 73, 177

Weyl, Hermann, 102

Weyl curvature hypothesis, 102

Weyl tensor, 102

Wheeler, John, 4647, 4849, 51, 197, 203, 224

White dwarfs, 44, 49, 125, 146, 166, 192

White holes, 53

Whitehead, A., 215

Whitman, Walt, 121

Wilczek, Frank, 131132

Wilkinson, David, 92

Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP), 3, 25, 117, 118, 119, 170, 174, 199200, 205, 232

Wilson, Robert, 9192, 93, 111

WIMPs (weakly interacting massive particles), 128, 131, 135137, 140141

Winos, 140

Witten, Edward, 139, 181, 183, 184, 185

World War 1, 43

Wormholes, 5355, 5657, 211

X

X-rays, 49, 156

Xenon, 135

Y

Yale University, 158

Yau, Shing-Tung, 182

York, Herbert, 15

Z

Z bosons, 108, 141, 182

Zacharias, Jerrold, 6970

Zen koans, 217

Zero interval, 38

Zino, 141

Zumino, Bruno, 139

Zwicky, Fritz, 22, 122123



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