Some Time With Feynman (Penguin Press Science)
Instead this book is all about "a day in the life of" a physicist. It tells all the anxiety, jealousy, squabbling, prestige, grit, moments of truth and the joy of finding a consistent theory of a physicist.
After completing his PhD, Mlodinow was ...more
I also think Mlodinow worked out early in the pi ...more
Leonard Mlodinow [LM] es un físico teórico que en su tesis doctoral propuso un enfoque completamente novedoso que permitía resolver muchos problemas conocidos de la física de una manera mucho más simple. A grandes rasgos, su modelo suponía que el Universo tenía infinitas dimensiones espaciales, lo cual permitía, de alguna retorcida manera, simplificar todos los cálculos de los problemas más famosos de la mecánica cuántica. Esta tesis le consiguió el acceso a los mejores puestos de investigación...more
In particular, the author recollects his time with Feynman who at the time was in the final stages of his cancer. Even then, Feynman was so warm and full of life. There is a lot a physicist can learn from this book. A general audience will als ...more
Caltech is the home of some of the best minds in physics. Most notable physicists on its faculty included Richard Feynman and Murray Gell-Mann; both are Nobel laureates. The author narrates in simple words his casual interactions with Richard Feynman when he (author) was a freshman-faculty member at the physics department. Feeling unsettled in the world of giants, he looks for guidance and direction to establish his career, and in the process learns some basic lessons about b ...more
The narrator of the book, Dr. Mlodinow, was a young physicist when Feynman was nearing what was (sadly) to be the end of his career. While I read, I was partly envious of Mlodinow's opportunities to pester Fe ...more
Unfortunately, there is very little of Feynman to be found. From the technical perspect ...more
I've read several of Feynman's books and have enjoyed their blend of personality and science. Mlodinow creates the same blend, just it's not 100% his personality carrying the books...like Feynman's books, it's Feynman's personality that sells this ...more
It is written in a near non-fiction format that runs smoothly and is very clear and concise, when it is not talking about physics.
It is apparent that the author tries to dumb down the physics a bit to reach a wider audience, but then it just digresses into a three way conversation ...more
It was an enjoyable read.
As for the book itself, I found it a great read of a young scientist looking to an old scientist for guidance. Even if you don't wish to be a theoretical physicist you can still take some of the lessons Feynman gave to Mlodinow and apply ...more
This is Mlodinow’s second book written for a p ...more
At same time it offers the eye-opening ideas of Richard Feynman concerning how one should approach to be a scientis ...more
Mlodinow was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1959, of parents who were both Holocaust survivors. His father, who spent more than a year in the Buchenwald death camp, had been a leader in the Jewish resistance under Nazi rule in his hometown of Częstochowa, Poland. As a child, Mlodinow was interested in both mathematics and chemistry, and while in high schoo ...more