Surely you're Joking Mr Feynman
Adventures of a Curious Character
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Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman: Adventures Of A Curious Character is a compilation of the conversations that author and Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist, Richard P. Feynman, had with his friend, Ralph Leighton. Summary Of The Book Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman: Adventures Of A Curious Character is an almost autobiographical take on the life of the eccentric author, Richard P. Feynman. The book itself is a simple transcription of the many conversations that the author had with Ralph Leighton. The fact that the text hasn’t been fully edited points to the honesty of the book and the bare, candid account of the various hilarious events that took place in the life of this Nobel Prize-winning physicist. Many incidents in Richard P. Feynman’s life are light-hearted and talk about his fascination with cracking safes, learning new languages, incidents like the time he painted a naked toreador and even playing on the drums to accompany a ballet. There are other, more serious anecdotes, however, that detail incidents such as the author’s work on The Manhattan Project, during which time his wife died of Tuberculosis. Another chapter details the time he presented the Wheeler-Feynman absorber theory to renowned physicists Albert Einstein and Wolfgang Pauli. The title of the book is directly derived from a time the author visited Princeton University. A woman at the university asked the author whether he would like to have cream or lemon in his tea, to which he naively responded that he’d like both, earning the titular response from the woman. Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman: Adventures Of A Curious Character delves deep into the personality of one of the world’s foremost scientist. In a few instances, Richard P. Feynman describes oddities such as his lucid dreams that had him speaking to his foreign colleagues and perfectly imitating their accents. This was something that the author was unable to do whilst he was awake. The book was first published in 1985 and sold 500,000 copies. About Richard P. Feynman Richard P. Feynman was a world renowned theoretical physicist and a Nobel Prize-winner who played a pivotal role in the foundations of quantum mechanics and nanotechnology. His other books include The Feynman Lectures on Physics and What Do You Care What Other People Think? Richard P. Feynman was best known for his work on the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the quantum electrodynamics theory and the parton model of particle physics, which he proposed. He died at the age of 69 in the February of 1988 of two rare forms of cancer and his last words were reportedly that he wouldn’t want to die twice as he found it boring.

Richard Feynman was one of the world’s greatest theoretical physicists who won a noble prize for physics in 1965. He was a man who always jumped into an adventure. He was an artist, a story-teller and an everyday joker whose life was a combination of his intelligence, curiosity and uncertainty. The book is about his conversation with his friend Ralph Leighton that was first recorded and then penned down in this form giving it a wise, funny and passionate twist.

This book is autobiography of Feynman written in extraordinary way. It is a classic book written in an absolutely engaging way. The book describes his experimental & mischievous nature right from his childhood.

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About the Author

Richard P. Feynman was born in New York City on the 11th May 1918. He studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he did his B.Sc. in 1939 and in 1942 he did his Ph.D. from Princeton University. He was Research Assistant at Princeton (1940-1941), Professor of Theoretical Physics at Cornell University (1945-1950) and Visiting Professor and thereafter appointed Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology (1950-1959).

In 1965, he was elected as a foreign member of the Royal Society, London (Great Britain). He won the Albert Einstein Award (1954, Princeton); Einstein Award (Albert Einstein Award College of Medicine); Lawrence Award (1962).

AuthorRichard P Feynman
BindingPaperback
Height780 mm
Length508 mm
Width91 mm
Weight55 g
LanguageEnglish
Language TypePublished
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages368
Package Quantity1
Product GroupBook
Publication Date1992-11-19
PublisherRHUK
StudioRHUK
Sales Rank307

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