The Great Explainer
There are not too many recorded video’s of this man,but it’s his way of thinking that is remarkable.
The open mind of Feynman reveals bit by bit the logical orders to the secrets of science.
Mr. Feynman believes in only one method of proof.
“Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that’s not why we do it.”
Feynman being a scientific icon
“There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom” was a lecture given by physicist Richard Feynman at an American Physical Society meeting at Caltech on December 29, 1959. Feynman considered the possibility of direct manipulation of individual atoms as a more powerful form of synthetic chemistry than those used at the time. The talk went unnoticed and did not inspire the conceptual beginnings of the field. In the 1990s it was rediscovered and publicised as a seminal event in the field, probably to boost the history of nanotechnology with Feynman’s reputation.
Feynman also suggested that it should be possible, in principle, to make nanoscale machines that “arrange the atoms the way we want”, and do chemical synthesis by mechanical manipulation.
What’s it like to be pals with a genius? Physicist Leonard Susskind spins a few stories about his friendship with the legendary Richard Feynman, discussing his unconventional approach to problems both serious and … less so.