The Meaning of It All

Жанр: Иностранная литература

Richard P. Feynman was one of this century’s most brilliant theoretical physicists and original thinkers. Born in Far Rockaway, New York, in 1918, he studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he graduated with a BS in 1939. He went on to Princeton and received his Ph.D. in 1942. During the war years he worked at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. He became Professor of Theoretical Physics at Cornell University, where he worked with Hans Bethe. He all but rebuilt the theory of quantum electrodynamics and it was for this work that he shared the Nobel Prize in 1965. His simplified rules of calculation became standard tools of theoretical analysis in both quantum electrodynamics and high-energy physics. Feynman was a visiting professor at the California Institute of Technology in 1950, where he later accepted a permanent faculty appointment, and became Richard Chace Tolman Professor of Theoretical Physics in 1959. He had an extraordinary ability to communicate his science…

Какое ТЕБЕ дело до того, что думают другие?

Жанр: Документальная литература

Книга повествует о жизни и приключениях знаменитого ученого-физика, одного из создателей атомной бомбы, лауреата Нобелевской премии, Ричарда Филлипса Фейнмана. Первая часть посвящена двум людям, которые сыграли в жизни Фейнмана очень важную роль: его отцу, который воспитал его именно таким, первой жене, которая, несмотря на их короткий брак, научила его любить. Вторая часть посвящена расследованию Фейнманом катастрофы, которая произошла с космическим шаттлом «Челленджер». Книга будет весьма любопытна тем, кто уже прочел другую книгу Р.Ф. Фейнмана…

“Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman”: Adventures of a Curious Character

Жанр: Иностранная литература

The outrageous exploits of one of this century’s greatest scientific minds and a legendary American original. In this phenomenal national bestseller, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard P. Feynman recounts in his inimitable voice his adventures trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on gambling with Nick the Greek, painting a naked female toreador, accompanying a ballet on his bongo drums and much else of an eyebrow-raising and hilarious nature. A New York Times bestseller; more than 500,000 copies sold.