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Richard Feynman: A Comprehensive list of Books & Videos

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On 01/10/2016 at 01:18, Putaendo Patrick said:

Great post - thanks for taking the time to assemble and write up the list.

Another useful source (with a fair amount of overlap) is the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System which provides abstracts of some 300 works by Feynman or about him and/or his research. Quite a lot of the articles, dating back to 1939, are available as downloads.

http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-basic_connect?qsearch=Richard+Feynman&version=1


That's great - thanks!
 

On 05/03/2017 at 13:13, RedCanary said:

Brings back memories; the Feynman lectures on Physics were the first advanced physics books I bought, on the recommendation of our lecturers, at University. I sold them on when I graduated but have since caught up with them on-line.

 

I see you're in Norwich.  I did my first degree at UEA when younger and am hoping to move back to Norwich in the next couple of months.  It's a small world.

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Some of the links in the original post are now dead due to YouTube taking loads of stuff down, so I will have to sort out an updated version and get it on here.

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Just ran across this old gem of he and Hoyle discussing revelation/inspiration

or Eureka! moments. Just give it a soft pat, and...

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On 20/01/2018 at 01:18, laowhoo said:

Just ran across this old gem of he and Hoyle discussing revelation/inspiration

or Eureka! moments. Just give it a soft pat, and...

I've watched that a number of times. The contrast between characters of two brilliant minds is very prominent. One a very British eccentric, often alone in his ideas, the other a very different ecentric, a true genius. Yet often distracted by his very human frailties. 

I sometimes wonder what Feynman would have/could have discovered if he had focussed his entire being on Physics. 

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Fred Hoyle was probably denied the Nobel for arguing for Jocelyn Bell, and against their refusal to award her. Feynman's frailties made him the physicist he was, and these were more than bongos and strip clubs

https://io9.gizmodo.com/5876304/10-scientific-and-technological-visionaries-who-experimented-with-drugs

I doubt he'd agree, respectfully...

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All too human. I woulda liked to have been a fly on the hallway wall b/t Feynman and Murray Gell Mann. But when I learned what might have been the reason for Hoyle being snubbed--advocating too vociferously for Bell--well, that's about as human as it gets, and as fine as a person can be IMHO. Cheers!

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Thank you for this load of info. I`ve bought a few of the mans books and seen a few lectures. This will be excellent for me to refer to in future

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