Richard Feynman

Scientist, teacher, raconteur, and musician.

Born in NY on May 11, 1918.

Died in LA on February 15, 1988

Early life

He studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he obtained his Bachlors of science in 1939 and he obtained his Ph.D. at Princeton University in 1942.

Later life

Feynman received many awards for the numerous breakthroughs in science in which he contributed to. He expanded the scientific knowledge in quantum mechanics, helped in the development of the atomic bomb and was on the panel that investigated the space shuttle Challenger disaster.

Theories/ research.

Feynman was on the team that created the Atomic bomb (Manhattan Project) and was later part of the panel that investigated the Space Shuttle Chlenger disaster. Feynman was offered many professorships through numerous universities, but he ended up choosing to work at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton. He had the opportunity to work with renown scientists such as Albert Einstein at Princeton. Feynman helped to develop a path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, which won him a Nobel Prize. He recreated the quantum of thermodynamics theory which is the interaction between light and matter. This changed the way science sees the nature of waves and particles. He developed Feynman diagrams as well, which is used to conceptualize and calculate interactions between particles. Some of Feynman's other greatest achievements included correcting inaccuracies of earlier formulations of quantum electrodynamics.
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