Born in Manhattan on May 11, 1918, it is one hundred years since the birth of Richard Feynman, this brilliant theoretical physicist who, among other milestones, is known for his work in the formulation of the path integrals of quantum mechanics. theory of quantum electrodynamics and the superfluidity physics of sub-cooled liquid helium.
He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965, for his work in quantum electrodynamics, and is considered one of the most important physicists in history. However, Feynman especially forged an extraordinary public image for his character, his personal anecdotes and his opinions. Let’s get to know you better in seven dates.
“Physics is like sex: it sure gives some practical compensation, but that’s not why we do it.”
“What I can not create, I do not understand”.
“You have to have an open mind, but not so much that your brain will fall to the ground.”
“The most wonderful thing about science is that it is alive.”
“I would hate to die twice, it’s so boring!”
“Learn to solve all the problems that have already been solved.”
“Mathematics is not real, but ‘it seems real.’ Where is that place?”