"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character

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Feynman tried marijuana and ketamine at John Lilly's sensory deprivation tanks, as a way of studying consciousness. [132] [133] He gave up alcohol when he began to show vague, early signs of alcoholism, as he did not want to do anything that could damage his brain. Despite his curiosity about hallucinations, he was reluctant to experiment with LSD. [134]

Haynie, D.T. (2007). "And the award goes to..." International Journal of Nanomedicine. 2 (2): 125–127. ISSN 1176-9114. PMC 2673976. PMID 17722541. He begins working calculus problems in his head as soon as he awakens. He did calculus while driving in his car, while sitting in the living room, and while lying in bed at night. Mary Louise Bell, divorce complaint [128] Murray Gell-Mann was upset by Feynman's account in the book of the weak interaction work, and threatened to sue, resulting in a correction being inserted in later editions. [4] Richard Feynman: Fun to Imagine Collection, BBC Archive of six short films of Feynman talking in a style that is accessible to all about the physics behind common to all experiences. (1983)The Feynman Lectures on Physics is perhaps his most accessible work for anyone with an interest in physics, compiled from lectures to Caltech undergraduates in 1961–1964. As news of the lectures' lucidity grew, professional physicists and graduate students began to drop in to listen. Co-authors Robert B. Leighton and Matthew Sands, colleagues of Feynman, edited and illustrated them into book form. The work has endured and is useful to this day. They were edited and supplemented in 2005 with Feynman's Tips on Physics: A Problem-Solving Supplement to the Feynman Lectures on Physics by Michael Gottlieb and Ralph Leighton (Robert Leighton's son), with support from Kip Thorne and other physicists. a b c "Richard P. Feynman – Biographical". The Nobel Foundation. Archived from the original on July 1, 2006 . Retrieved April 23, 2013. Krauss, Lawrence M. (2011). Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science. W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 978-0-393-06471-1. OCLC 601108916. 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. Harrison, John. "Physics, bongos and the art of the nude". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on January 10, 2022 . Retrieved April 23, 2013.

Feynman played an important role on the Presidential Rogers Commission, which investigated the 1986 Challenger disaster. He had been reluctant to participate, but was persuaded by advice from his wife. [177] Feynman clashed several times with commission chairman William P. Rogers. During a break in one hearing, Rogers told commission member Neil Armstrong, "Feynman is becoming a pain in the ass." [178] The idea is to try to give all of the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.Feynman applied to Columbia University but was not accepted because of their quota for the number of Jews admitted. [3] Instead, he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he joined the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity. [30] Although he originally majored in mathematics, he later switched to electrical engineering, as he considered mathematics to be too abstract. Noticing that he "had gone too far", he then switched to physics, which he claimed was "somewhere in between". [31] As an undergraduate, he published two papers in the Physical Review. [28] One of these, which was co-written with Manuel Vallarta, was entitled "The Scattering of Cosmic Rays by the Stars of a Galaxy". [32] Cohen, M.; Feynman, Richard P. (1957). "Theory of Inelastic Scattering of Cold Neutrons from Liquid Helium". Physical Review. 107 (1): 13–24. Bibcode: 1957PhRv..107...13C. doi: 10.1103/PhysRev.107.13. Archived from the original on September 14, 2020 . Retrieved May 20, 2019.

Seelye, Katharine Q. (September 10, 2020). "Joan Feynman, Who Shined Light on the Aurora Borealis, Dies at 93". The New York Times . Retrieved September 13, 2020. We will be amazed at the different areas that Feynman could handle in his life. He was very successful in almost all the fields he tried to deal with. He himself is saying that it was due to his confidence that he was able to deal with multiple fields like Physics, Art, and Music in his life. Other work at Los Alamos included calculating neutron equations for the Los Alamos "Water Boiler", a small nuclear reactor, to measure how close an assembly of fissile material was to criticality. [62]Feynman, Richard (March 5, 1966). "Richard Feynman – Session II" (Interview). Interviewed by Charles Weiner. American Institute of Physics. Archived from the original on May 5, 2019 . Retrieved May 25, 2017. Peat, David (1997). Infinite Potential: the Life and Times of David Bohm. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison Wesley. ISBN 0-201-40635-7. OCLC 1014736570. Kleinert, Hagen (1999). "Specific heat of liquid helium in zero gravity very near the lambda point". Physical Review D. 60 (8): 085001. arXiv: hep-th/9812197. Bibcode: 1999PhRvD..60h5001K. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.60.085001. S2CID 117436273. Well, don’t get carried away, chief, because you stagger across the finish line like a spastic newborn giraffe doing The Butterfly and conduct a violent emesis of nutrients from both ends while pissing at right angles the entire time (don't try this). At this moment, a man comes trotting by your (geometrically peculiar) fetal form. His steps are springy and there’s a curious clinking noise that accompanies his gait. He’s got a mischievous grin and intelligent eyes. He doesn’t appear to be sweating and his breathing is relaxed. How curious, you think. At least you beat one person in this podiatric blasphemy. “You never push a noun against a verb without trying to blow up something.” You offer your cryptic condolences to the stranger as he sails past you with a good natured laugh. Feynman, Richard P. (1974a). "Structure of the proton". Science. American Association for the Advancement of Science (published February 15, 1974). 183 (4125): 601–610. Bibcode: 1974Sci...183..601F. doi: 10.1126/science.183.4125.601. JSTOR 1737688. PMID 17778830. S2CID 9938227.



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