The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out : The Best Short Works of Richard P.Feynman

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"Everything is interesting if you go into it deeply enough" says Richard P. Feynman in "The Smartest Men in the World", one of the many pieces in this collection of Feynman's best short works. Here we see Feynman as he was - a brilliant physicist who consistently rejected authority, wholeheartedly embraced the value of doubt, and whose infectious sense of curiosity infused everything he did. This wide-ranging collection includes uproarious tales of Feynman's early student experiments (with himself, his socks, his typewriter, his fellow students); his youthful experiences on the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos during World War II; his famous report on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster; two seminal lectures on the future of computers and nanotechnology; stories of safecracking and plaguing US censors with talcum powder; and tales of the physicist as a child - how his father delighted in showing him the world, and how he, the young boy, took great pleasure in "finding things out".
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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 144 x 224 x 26mm | 486g
  • ALLEN LANE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. 9 figs.
  • 0713994371
  • 9780713994377

About Richard P. Feynman

Richard P. Feynman, geb. 1918 in New York, gest. 1988 in Los Angeles, Studium der Physik am Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ab 1942 Mitarbeiter am Manhattan Projekt in Los Alamos, 1945-50 Professor für Theoretische Physik an der Cornell University/Ithaca, seit 1950 am California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. 1965 Nobelpreis für Physik.
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