Dr. Feynman Explains

Dr. Richard FeynmanOne of the best known scientists of the 20th century, the physicist Richard Feynman, won a Nobel Prize for his theory on quantum electrodynamics. He began his distinguished career as a member of the Manhattan Project. After WWII ended, Feynman taught first at Cornell and then at the California Institute of Technology. He soon became known as the “Great Explainer”, by taking on complex problems and explaining them in layman’s terms.
“He gained a reputation for taking great care when giving explanations to his students and for assigning himself a moral duty to make the topic accessible. His guiding principle maintained that if a topic could not be explained in a freshman lecture it was not yet fully understood.” (Wikipedia)
Among his other accomplishments, he investigated the Challenger disaster, interpreted Mayan hieroglyphics, and authored numerous books. Click to see Dr. Feynman “The Feynman Lectures on Physics” have sold over 2.5 million copies. Feynman also dabbled in painting, music, and cracking open safes.
Please enjoy this short video where he examines how the scientific method tackles the forces governing nature.

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