Nobody ever…

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.

Richard P. Feynman


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

died: February 15, 1988

gender: male
genre: Science, Biographies & Memoirs

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 known scientists in the world.He assisted in the development of the atomic bomb and was a member of the panel that investigated the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

In addition to his work in theoretical physics, Feynman has been credited with pioneering the field of quantum computing, and introducing the concept of nanotechnology (creation of devices at the molecular scale). He held the Richard Chace Tolman professorship in theoretical physics at Caltech.


8 thoughts on “Nobody ever…

  1. ‘May 11, 1918: A theoretical physicist who made his work accessible and appealing, Richard Feynman was born in New York City, 95 years ago today. He won a Nobel Prize, worked on the Manhattan Project, and authored a series of irreverent science books.’
    – Goodreads

  2. Hey, that’s my man. He makes me laugh and teach me how to be curious and he is so Gorgeous. I wrote about him and still have to expand soon.

  3. an interesting man – reminds me of someone I know.

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