Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman was an American physicist who won the 1965 Nobel Prize in Physics.

“Richard Feynman is probably the greatest American postwar physicist. He worked on the atomic bomb in his 20s and he got the Nobel Prize. But he was also famous for writing his papers in topless bars. His wife died of tuberculosis when they were at Los Alamos building the bomb and he decided you could go one of two ways. You could either say, “I’m going to be totally depressed for the rest of my life,” or, “I’m going to enjoy myself.”” Marcus Chown, a student of Feynman, discussing the best books on Cosmology.

For a biography of Richard Feynman, astronomy professor Andrew Lawrence recommends Quantum Man. “It is very straightforward and beautifully written. If you want to know what it is like inside the skull of a physicist it is a very good book to read.”

Books by Richard Feynman

Interviews where books by Richard Feynman were recommended

The Best Physics Books for Teenagers, recommended by Kate Lee

What are the best books for getting a teenager into physics? Kate Lee, a physics teacher at St Paul’s Girls School, recommends books about NASA, space travel, and the Big Bang—and puzzles the question of why it is so hard for young women to stay in physics as a profession.

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