Friday, 21 April 2006

Talking to genius

Once again Stephen Hicks unearths a nugget: this time a 49-minute interview with the late Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman, a certified genius, rollicking raconteur, and a man who self-admittedly did much of his best work while sitting at a booth at a strip club. True story. As Stephen says, "If you haven’t read Feynman’s hilarious and inspiring “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!” (Adventures of a Curious Character), put it on your short list. Right now." Also true.

LINKS: The pleasure of finding things out - RP Feynman
'Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!' (Adventures of a Curious Character) - Amazon

TAGS: Science, Books, Heroes

1 comment:

  1. Great to see this video!

    In 1979, Feynman gave the Douglas Robb lectures in Auckland, NZ. Slightly more technical, but still aimed at a general audience, they are available at http://www.vega.org.uk/video/subseries/8

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