And yet, students also had another saying: A Feynman
lecture was like a Chinese meal--while it was immensely pleasurable when you were experiencing it, an hour later you could not remember much about it.
's curiosity, desire and enjoyment led him to seek knowledge in the realm of physics (Harlan, 1988).
In 1984, in conjunction with Howard Brenton's The Genius on the mainstage - it's about a mathematician who discovers the Unified Field Theory and becomes alarmed about its possible mis-use by the military - I got permission to use Richard Feynman
's little essay "Los Alamos from Below," which I found in a book on the history of science.
Drexler never liked to hear this, that Feynman
had more or less said it all, way back in the Dark Ages of 33 years ago.
In his own way, Richard Feynman
was also well-suited for the postwar era of American science.
He talks about his good fortune in getting to know Richard Feynman
and his ground-breaking work: "I became a sort of an interested spectator, watching him work out his version of quantum electrodynamics...
The essential ingredient, he says, is how Feynman
rules are derived from first principles, and he uses the path integral approach to teach it.
A vocal member of that commission was Richard Feynman
, a world-renowned physicist and Nobel laureate whose sharp mind and dogged spirit led him to the design flaw, in the process exposing negligence and cover-ups by both NASA and the contractor supplying it the O-rings.
Richard Dawkins, Charles Darwin and quantum mechanics physicist Richard Feynman
are all name-dropped.
attended both MIT and Princeton, where he eagerly studied everything that piqued his interest.
Aiming to show the connection between classical and quantum mechanics, he first reviews elementary concepts in both areas, including basic math techniques and special functions, Newtonian mechanics, and Schrodinger's wave mechanics; then discusses semiclassical physics, classical periodic orbits, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, the phenomenon of chaos, Feynman
's Path Integrals, and applications of Gutzwiller's method and the trace formula to quantize chaos.
First we consider a simplified method similar to the Feynman
's derivation of Maxwell equations from Lorentz force.
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Nano origins: Took off in the 1970s but probably began in the late 1950s when US physicist Richard Feynman
famously declared: "The principles of physics, as far as I can see, do not speak against the possibility of manoeuvring things atom by atom."
Nobel physics laureate Richard Feynman
in December 1959 heralded the coming of nanotechnology.