Born: May 11, 1918
Death: February 15, 1988
- Aline Greenbaum (sometimes spelled Arlene)
- Mary Louise Bell
- Gweneth Howarth
1965 Nobel Prize in Physics: along with two others "for their fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics, with deep-ploughing consequences for the physics of elementary particles" -- specifically for the development of "Feynman diagrams."
Early Career & the Manhattan Project:
The Great Explainer:
While teaching at CalTech, he pursued research in quantum electrodynamics (developing the Feynman diagrams that won him the Nobel Prize), superfluidity of liquid helium, and weak decay of particles.
Feynman's Insightful Explorations:
He is further credited with coming up with the concept of quantum computing, which he spent several years exploring.
Feynman & the Challenger Investigation:
According to his sister, his last words were "I'd hate to die twice, it's so boring."
Feynman's wife Gweneth died in 1989. Both of them are buried Mountain View Cemetary in Altadena, California.
More on Richard P. Feynman:
- Quotes from Richard Feynman
- Books By and About Richard Feynman
- Book Review: The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist by Richard P. Feynman
- Book Review: Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman by Richard P. Feynman
- Book Review: What Do You Care What Other People Think? by Richard P. Feynman
- Book Review: Feynman by Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick
- Book Review: Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science by Lawrence Krauss
- Feynman Lectures on Physics videos - available through Microsoft Tuva (requiring Internet Explorer)