Eugene Shikhovtsev

ul. Dzerjinskogo 11-16, Kostroma, 156005, Russia

Everett in 1964
(year of 34th birthday)

Sources used for this biographical sketch include papers of Hugh Everett, III stored in the Niels Bohr Library of the American Institute of Physics; Graduate Alumni Files in Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University; personal correspondence of the author; and information found on the Internet. The author is deeply indebted to Kenneth Ford for great assistance in polishing (often rewriting!) the English and for valuable editorial remarks and additions.

He is indebted also to Max Tegmark for posting this Web version. Thanks to Adam Ford for HTML formatting.

If you want to get an interesting perspective do not think of Hugh as a traditional 20th century physicist but more of a Renaissance man with interests and skills in many different areas. He was smart and lots of things interested him and he brought the same general conceptual methodology to solve them. The subject matter was not so important as the solution ideas.

Donald Reisler [1]

Someone once noted that Hugh Everett should have been declared a "national resource," and given all the time and resources he needed to develop new theories.

Joseph George Caldwell [1a]

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