Hugh Everett III

Physicist, Academic

1930 – 1982

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Who was Hugh Everett III?

Hugh Everett III was an American physicist who first proposed the many-worlds interpretation of quantum physics, which he termed his "relative state" formulation.

Discouraged by the scorn of other physicists for MWI, Everett ended his physics career after completing his Ph.D. Afterwards, he developed the use of generalized Lagrange multipliers for operations research and applied this commercially as a defense analyst and a consultant. He was married to Nancy Everett née Gore. They had two children: Elizabeth Everett and Mark Oliver Everett, who became frontman of the musical band Eels.

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Born
Nov 11, 1930
Washington, D.C.
Children
Religion
  • Atheism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • The Catholic University of America
  • Princeton University
Lived in
  • United States of America
Died
Jul 19, 1982
McLean

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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