Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman

Born: May 11, 1918

Died: February 15, 1988

Nationality: American

Occupation: Physicist

Biography: Richard Phillips Feynman was an American theoretical physicist known for his work in 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 in particle physics.

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Source/Notes: From lecture "What is and What Should be the Role of Scientific Culture in Modern Society," given at the Galileo Symposium in Italy (1964). - The Pleasure of Finding Things Out (1999)
Source/Notes: Statement titled Principles (c. 1950), quoted in Genius : The Life and Science of Richard Feynman (1992) by James Gleick

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