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Richard  P.  Feynman

detail from poster of Richard P. Feynman from Apple Computer 'Think Different' advertising campaign, circa 1997             short profile

major works
other works

works about
Richard P. Feynman


"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations,
for Nature cannot be fooled."

"I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there."

"If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize."

"I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics." (in 1965)

"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts."

— Richard P. Feynman


Richard P. Feynman official website
Richard P. Feynman entry at Wikipedia
shared 1965 Nobel Prize
Richard P. Feynman credits [1962-2001] at Internet Movie Database

Major Works
Richard P. Feynman Bibliography at Amazon

The Feynman Lectures On Physics books category at Amazon
Feynman Lectures On Physics website

Feynman's Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures
given at the University of Auckland (New Zealand} in 1979

Other Works

Anti-Clock British feature film with appearance by Richard Feynman  "Anti-Clock" feature film [U.K. 1979, USA Sept 1980]
Too-artsy film about a young man who rejects post-atomic society and wanders around spouting dubious wisdom. Written & co-directed by Jane Arden; produced & co-directed by Jack Bond; starring Sebastian Saville, Suzan Cameron, Liz Saville, Louise Temple, with Richard Feynman {as The Physicist}
British Film Institute color Blu-ray [7/2009] for $51.99
British Film Institute color/b&w PAL DVD [7/2009] 2 disks for £12.98 at Amazon U.K.
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynmann" (WWNorton HB 2-85, Bantam pb 2-86)

"What Do You Care What Other People Think?: Further Adventures of A Curious Character"

"The Pleasure of Finding Things Out" [Helix/Perseus 1999]

"The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of A Citizen Scientist" [Perseus Publng 1999] ISBN 0738201669.

Works About Richard P. Feynman

"Fun To Imagine" [BBC-TV 1983]
Co-produced & directed by Christopher Sykes; VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available; full credits at IMDb

"The Quest For Tannu Tuva" [BBC-TV 1988]
Co-produced & directed by Christopher Sykes; VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available; full credits at IMDb

"Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman" [Pantheon 1992] by James Gleick ISBN 0679747044

"Most of The Good Stuff: Memories of Richard Feynman" [Simon & Schuster 1993]
Edited by Laurie M. Brown & John S. Rigden / ISBN 0883188708
with commentary by Joan Feynman, John Wheeler, Hans Bethe, Julian Schwinger, Murray Gell-Mann,
Daniel Hillis, David Goodstein, Freeman Dyson & Laurie Brown

"No Ordinary Genius" A two-part documentary about Feynman's life and work, 1993, BBC TV 'Horizon' and PBS 'Nova' (a one-hour version, under the title "The Best Mind Since Einstein") (2 x 50 mins films)
"No Ordinary Genius: The Illustrated Richard Feynman" [W.W. Norton, 1994]
Edited by Christopher Sykes ISBN 0393036219 + /039331393X/

"The Beat of A Different Drum: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman"
[Oxford Univ Press 1994] by Jagdish Mehra ISBN 0198539487

Q.E.D. & Men Who Made It  "Q.E.D. and The Men Who Made It - Dyson, Feynman, Schwinger & Tomonaga" [1994]
by Silvan S. Schweber

Princeton Univ Press 9¼x6¼ pb [4/94] for $34.65
Princeton Univ Press 9¾x6½ hardcover [4/94] out of print/rare
Infinity movie about Richard Feynman by Matthew Broderick  "Infinity" [First Look Intl. Oct 1996]
Young Richard Feynman is fascinated with science. He graduates college and marries his high school sweetheart, who is diagnosed with tuberculosis, then accepts a job with the secret Manhattan Project at Los Alamos in New Mexico, where he studies nuclear physics as well as any medical research that might lead to a cure for his wife's failing health. Location filming included Los Alamos & Las Vegas, New Mexico and Princeton, New Jersey Co-pro- duced by Matthew Broderick, Patricia Broderick & others; directed by & starring Matthew Broderick; script by Patricia Broderick, based on two books; also starring Patricia Arquette
First Look Pictures color DVD [10/2002] for $7.98
B.M.G. Video color VHS [1/98] out of prodn/used
Intrada Records soundtrack CD [10/96] 15 tracks - out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Richard Feynman: A Life In Science" [Dutton 1997] by John & Mary Gribbin ISBN 052594124X
"Tuva or Bust!" [2000] by Ralph Leighton /0393320693/

"Q.E.D." stageplay 'inspired by the works of Richard Feynman' [2001]
Written by Peter Parnell; directed by Gordon Davidson, starring Alan Alda
48 weekly performances October 2001 to June 2002; credits at Internet Broadway Database

"Feynman's Rainbow: A Search For Beauty In Physics & In Life" [Warner Books 2003]
by Leonard Mlodinow ISBN 0-446-69251-4 (published in the United Kingdom as "Some Time With Feynman"}

Best of NPR: Biography & Autobiography audio CD from National Public Radio  "The Best of N.P.R.: Biography and Autobiography" [1998]
from National Public Radio

Hachette ABR audio CD [3/98] out of prodn/used
N.P.R. on-air interviews with authors of biographies & autobiographies of:
Frank McCourt, Stephen Ambrose (on Nixon), Glenn Gould, Edmund Morris (on Reagan), James McBride, M.F.K. Fisher, Mary Karr, Richard Feynman, and more
Quantum Man biograpy of Richard Feynman by Lawrence M. Krauss  "Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life In Science" [2011]
by Lawrence M. Krauss

Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton [3/2011] for $9.99
W.W. Norton & Co. pb [3/2012] for $12.93
W.W. Norton & Co. 8¼x5¾ hardcover [3/2011] for $1913
Feynman biography by Jim Ottaviani & Leland Myrick  "Feynman: If That's The World's Smartest Man, God Help Us" [2011]
graphic biography by Jim Ottaviani, Illustrated by Leland Myrick

First Second 8¾x6½ hardcover [8/2011] for $18.48

L i n k s
Richard P. Feynman entry at Wikipedia
shared 1965 Nobel Prize
Richard P. Feynman credits [1962-2001] at Internet Movie Database
Richard P. Feynman Bibliography at Amazon
Richard P. Feynman official website
intvw in Omni 5/79
Richard P. Feynman at the CalTech Archives

Online sales in association with  Richard P. Feynman Bibliography at Amazon

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