"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"

"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"

Downloadable Audiobook - 2002
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Subtitled Adventures of a curious character, the title comes from the response his eyebrow-raising behavior once provoked from a Princeton dean's wife. Feynman, who won the Nobel Prize in physics, was surely the only person in history to solve the mystery of liquid helium, to be commissioned to paint a naked female toreador, and to crack the uncrackable safes guarding the atomic bomb's most critical secrets.
Publisher: [Ashland] : Blackstone, 2002.
ISBN: 9780786196197
078619619X
Additional Contributors: Todd, Raymond
Summary: Subtitled Adventures of a curious character, the title comes from the response his eyebrow-raising behavior once provoked from a Princeton dean's wife. Feynman, who won the Nobel Prize in physics, was surely the only person in history to solve the mystery of liquid helium, to be commissioned to paint a naked female toreador, and to crack the uncrackable safes guarding the atomic bomb's most critical secrets.

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Where is the return button????????

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minivenkat
Sep 26, 2016

a must read auto-biography. Very selectively picked the incidents from a Nobel Laurent physicist gives a feel like watching a very interesting movie rather than a biography. Very well scripted!!! Strongly recommend it.

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YehudaLeib
Oct 24, 2014

Being Raised in Yeshiva i really enjoyed this

Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman recounts that he was approached by young rabbis in a seminary who asked him "is electricity fire?". He replied, "no", but asked why they wanted to know, and was shocked that they weren't interested in science at all, but just wanted to interpret the Talmud. Feynman said that electricity was not a chemical process, as fire is, and pointed out that there is electricity in atoms and thus every phenomenon that occurs in the world. Feynman proposed a simple way to eliminate the spark: '"If that's what's bothering you, you can put a condenser across the switch, so the electricity will go on and off without any spark whatsoever—anywhere.' But for some reason, they didn't like that idea either"

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