b. May 11, 1918
d. February 15, 1988
Richard P. Feynman was a Nobel laureate in physics, a best-selling author and member of the presidential commission that investigated the Challenger disaster. He was a popular lecturer who was widely known for his insatiable curiosity, gentle wit, brilliant mind and playful temperament. His 1985 book, Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman, was on the New York Times best-seller list for 14 weeks.
Feynman shared the Nobel Prize in 1965 for reconstructing almost the whole of quantum mechanics and electrodynamics, deriving a way to analyze atomic interactions through simple diagrams, a method that is still used widely. He was also a member of the team that developed the first atomic bomb at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. His 1988 obituary in the Los Angeles Times stated that Feynman admitted to smoking pot during his lifetime.
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