Richard P. Feynman


Born
in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York, The United States
May 11, 1918

Died
February 15, 1988

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Richard Phillips Feynman was an American physicist known for the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as work in particle physics (he proposed the parton model). For his contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics, Feynman was a joint recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965, together with Julian Schwinger and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga. Feynman developed a widely used pictorial representation scheme for the mathematical expressions governing the behavior of subatomic particles, which later became known as Feynman diagrams. During his lifetime and after his death, Feynman became one of the most publicly ...more

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More books by Richard P. Feynman…
“Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn't matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough.”
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“Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.”
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“Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.”
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