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Richard P. Feynman
Richard P. Feynman was born in 1918 and grew up in Far Rockaway, New York. At the age of seventeen he entered MIT and in 1939 went to Princeton, then to Los Alamos, where he joined in the effort to build the atomic bomb. Following World War II he joined the physics faculty at Cornell, then went... show more



Richard P. Feynman was born in 1918 and grew up in Far Rockaway, New York. At the age of seventeen he entered MIT and in 1939 went to Princeton, then to Los Alamos, where he joined in the effort to build the atomic bomb. Following World War II he joined the physics faculty at Cornell, then went on to Caltech in 1951, where he taught until his death in 1988. He shared the Nobel Prize for physics in 1965, and served with distinction on the Shuttle Commission in 1986. A commemorative stamp in his name was issued by the U.S. Postal Service in 2005.

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Birth date: May 11, 1918
Died: February 15, 1988
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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
There is much that is meritorious here: Feynman's distinctive voice comes through clearly. One gets an insight into both his teaching philosophy and his working methods. The book heavily reflects what Feynman thought was important, interesting and essential to know about the field and makes accessib...
Edward
Edward rated it 3 years ago
Foreword, by Leonard MautnerPreface, by Ralph LeightonAcknowledgment--QED: The Strange Theory of Light and MatterIndex
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 4 years ago
Published July 31st 2005 I’ve read almost everything Feynman related. A few still remain to be read: Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track: The Letters, Feynman's Thesis: A New Approach to Quantum Theory, and Feynman Lectures on Computation. My first contact with Feynman happen...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 5 years ago
I can't say I loved this--and I wanted and expected to. People whose judgement I respect adored it, and when I was a teen I devoured science books, and here are the memoirs of a Nobel-prize winning physicist who hobnobbed with Einstein and Planck and worked on the Manhattan Project! And the book is ...
Living Mirrors
Living Mirrors rated it 5 years ago
During my first semester of college I didn't have a car, so I had to wait around campus for my sister to take me home. For this reason, I spent a lot of time in the library and one of the books that I found was the late Richard Feynman's autobiography. Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman! It was entert...
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