Richard P. Feynman

Feynman

[fahyn-muhn]
noun
Richard Phillips, 1918–1988, U.S. physicist: Nobel Prize 1965.
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Feynman (ˈfaɪnmən)
 
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Richard. 1918--88, US physicist, noted for his research on quantum electrodynamics; shared the Nobel prize for physics in 1965

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Feynman   (fīn'mən)  Pronunciation Key 
American physicist who developed the theory of quantum electrodynamics, laying the foundation for all other quantum field theories. His approach combined quantum mechanics and relativity theory, and exploited a method using diagrams of particle interactions to greatly simplify calculations. For this work he shared with American physicist Julian Schwinger and Japanese physicist Sin-Itiro Tomonaga the 1965 Nobel Prize for physics.
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/fayn'mn/ 1918-1988. A US physicist, computer scientist and author who graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Princeton. Feynmane was a key figure in helping Oppenheimer and team develop atomic bomb. In 1950 he became a professor at Caltech and in 1965 became Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics for QED (quantum electrodynamics). He was a primary figure in "solving" the Challenger disaster O-ring problem. He "rediscovered" the former Soviet Socialist Republic of Tuva. The 2001 film "Infinity" about Feynman's early life featured Matthew Broderick and Patricia Arquette. In 2001, "QED", a play about Feynman's life featuring Alan Alda opened.
(http://www.feynman.com/).
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