"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character

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Unwin Paperbacks, 1985 - Physicists - 350 pages
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Great. An insight into a genius mind. - Goodreads
At times this book was hard to read. - Goodreads
One of my favorite educational characters. - Goodreads
A must read for anyone who enjoys science writing. - Goodreads
Smart, yet funny and easy to read. - Goodreads
A good ending quote. - Goodreads

Review: Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character

User Review  - Nicole Gagnon - Goodreads

I liked this book overall; it was interesting to hear firsthand from someone who collaborated on the Manhattan project and then lived through the decades afterward. He certainly was a smart, multi ... Read full review

Review: Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character

User Review  - Raphael Gaschignard - Goodreads

A fun autobiography that ends up being just a bunch of small, mostly entertaining stories. A lot of Feynman's stories are now legend (lockpicking all the safes in Los Alamos, being an accomplished ... Read full review

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About the author (1985)

Richard Feynman, an American theoretical physicist, received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1942 and worked at Los Alamos, New Mexico, on the atomic bomb during World War II. From 1945 to 1950, he taught at Cornell University and became professor of theoretical physics at the California Institute of Technology in 1950. Feynman made important contributions to quantum electrodynamics (QED) and electromagnetic interactions, such as interactions among electrons. In Feynman's approach, interactions are considered exchanges of virtual particles. For example, Feynman explained the interaction of two electrons as an exchange of virtual photons. Feynman's theory has proved to be accurate in its predictions. In 1965 the Nobel Prize for physics was awarded to three pioneers in quantum electrodynamics: Feynman, Julian Schwinger, and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga. Feynman was an outspoken critic of NASA for its failure to notice flaws in the design of the Challenger space shuttle, which resulted in its tragic explosion.

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