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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as AuthorPublished as Subject

Richard P. Feynman

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Dates

May 11, 1918 – February 15, 1988

Authorized Form of Name

Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988

Additional Forms of Names

Feĭnman, Richard P., 1918-1988

Feynman, R. P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988

Feynman, Richard Phillips, 1918-1988

ריצ’רד פיליפס, פינמן

Biography

Abstract

Richard P. Feynman was Tolman Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology (1951-1988). Other institutional affiliations included Cornell University and Los Alamos Laboratory (Manhattan Project). His research interests included beta decay and field theory.

Important Dates

May 11, 1918Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1939Obtained BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1941 – 1943Physicist, Isotron Development Project, Princeton University.

1942Obtained PhD in Theoretical Physics, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1943 – 1945Leader, Diffusion Problems Group, Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

1945 – 1951Associate Professor of Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1951Visiting Scientist, Brazilian Center for Physics Research.

1951 – 1988Tolman Professor of Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1965Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics with Sin-Itiro Tomonaga and Julian Schwinger "for their fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics, with deep-ploughing consequences for the physics of elementary particles".

1979Awarded National Medal of Science.

February 15, 1988Death, Los Angeles (Calif.).

Occupation

Theoretical physicist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Princeton (N.J.)

Employment

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Pasadena (Calif.)

Death

Los Angeles (Calif.)

Subjects

Atomic bomb.

Beta decay.

Electromagnetic fields.

Field theory (Physics).

General relativity (Physics).

Mathematical physics.

Nuclear physics.

Quantum theory.

Superfluidity.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Bardeen, James Maxwell, 1939-

Advised by Feynman at California Institute of Technology, Stability and dynamics of spherically symmetric masses in general relativity.

Hibbs, Albert R.

Advised by Feynman at California Institute of Technology, "The Growth of Water Waves Due to the Action of the Wind."

Schwinger, Julian, 1918-1994

Won the 1965 Nobel Prize in Physics along with Sin-Itiro Tomonaga "for their fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics, with deep-ploughing consequences for the physics of elementary particles."

Steinhardt, Paul J.

Research Assistant to Feynman at California Institute of Technology.

Tomonaga, Shin'ichiro, 1906-1979

Won the 1965 Nobel Prize in Physics along with Julian Schwinger "for their fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics, with deep-ploughing consequences for the physics of elementary particles."

Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008

Ph.D. advisor at Princeton University. Both employed at Princeton University.

Zweig, George

Advised by Feynman at California Institute of Technology on two topics in Elementary Particle Physics, and both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Colleagues

Adelberger, Eric G.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Anderson, Carl D. (Carl David), 1905-1991

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bacher, Robert F. (Robert Fox), 1905-2004

Both employed at Cornell University and California Institute of Technology.

Bahcall, John N.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Barish, B. C. (Barry Clark), 1936-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Barschall, H. H. (Henry Herman), 1915-1997

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, the Manhattan Project and Cornell University.

Bleakney, Walker, 1901-1992

Both employed at Princeton University.

Boehm, Felix

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bowman, J. D. (J. David)

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Brown, Harold, 1927-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Christy, Robert F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Cole, Julian D.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Corson, Dale R.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Courant, Ernest D. (Ernest David), 1920-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Creutz, E.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Dashen, Roger F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

DuMond, Jesse W. M. (Jesse William Monroe), 1892-1976

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Dyson, Freeman J.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Eisenhart, Luther Pfahler, 1876-1965

Both employed at Princeton University.

Epstein, Paul S. (Paul Sophus), 1883-1966

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Everhart, Thomas E.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Flanders, Donald

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Fletcher, James Chipman, 1919-1991

Both employed at Princeton University.

Fowler, William A.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Frankel, S., 1919-

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Gates, S. James

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Gell-Mann, Murray

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology and Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Gould, Roy W. (Roy Walter), 1927-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Greisen, Kenneth

Both employed at Cornell University.

Hellwarth, Robert Willis, 1930-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Hirschfelder, Joseph Oakland, 1911-

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Holdren, John P.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Koonin, Steven E.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Krumhansl, J. A. (James A.)

Both employed at Cornell University.

Kryder, Mark H.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lauritsen, Charles Christian, 1892-1968

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lauritsen, Thomas, 1915-1973

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Leighton, Robert B.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

McDaniel, Boyce D. (Boyce Dawkins), 1917-

Both employed at Cornell University.

McKee, Christopher, 1942-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

McKeown, R. D.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Merritt, Ernest, 1865-1948

Both employed at Cornell University.

Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Morrison, Philip

Both employed at Cornell University.

Nelson, Eldred C. (Eldred Carlyle), 1917-

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Oddone, Piermaria J.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Placzek, G. (George), 1905-1955

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Politzer, H. David, 1949-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Robertson, H. P. (Howard Percy), 1903-1961

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Schwarz, John H.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Sciulli, Frank J.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Segal, Irving Ezra

Both employed at Princeton University.

Serber, R. (Robert)

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Shenstone, A. G. (Allen Goodrich)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Smyth, Henry De Wolf, 1898-1986

Both employed at Princeton University.

Spitzer, Frank, 1926-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Teukolsky, Saul A. (Saul Arno), 1947-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Thorne, Kip S.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Tollestrup, Alvin

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Tsuei, Chang C.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Both employed at Princeton University.

Will, Clifford M., 1946-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at Princeton University and Cornell University.

Wilson, Robert Woodrow, 1936-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Wise, Mark B., 1953-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Additional

Abell, George O. (George Ogden), 1927-1983

Alpher, Ralph, 1921-2007

Barnes, C. A.

Bohm, David, 1917-1992

Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962

Burbidge, Geoffrey R.

Clapp, Roger Edge, 1919-1990

Deser, S. (Stanley)

Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 1902-1984

Dylla, H. F.

Frautschi, Steven C., 1933-

Goodstein, David L., 1939-

Goudsmit, Samuel A. (Samuel Abraham), 1902-1978

Groueff, Stephane

Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976

Herman, Robert, 1914-

Hoddeson, Lillian

Inglis, David Rittenhouse, 1905-1995

Klein, Oskar

Klema, Ernest D.

Kroll, Norman Myles, 1922-

Kursunoglu, Behram, 1922-

Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958

Levinger, Joseph S., 1921-

Marshak, Robert E. (Robert Eugene), 1916-1992

McCrea, William Hunter

Morse, Philip M. (Philip McCord), 1903-1985

Mössbauer, Rudolf L. (Rudolf Ludwig), 1929-

Osterbrock, Donald E.

Page, Don N.

Pais, Abraham, 1918-2000

Polchinski, Joseph Gerard

Richards, Hugh T. (Hugh Taylor), 1918-

Rubin, Vera C., 1928-2016

Salpeter, Edwin E.

Sandage, Allan

Sands, Matthew L. (Matthew Linzee)

Schrieffer, J. R. (John Robert), 1931-

Telegdi, Val, 1922-2006

Tombrello, Thomas A.

Ulam, Stanislaw M.

Vogel, Petr

Whaling, Ward, 1923-

Institutions

Major Positions

California Institute of Technology. Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Tolman Professor of Physics.

Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas

Visiting Scientist.

Cornell University. Department of Physics

Associate Professor of Physics.

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

Leader, Diffusion Problems Group, Manhattan Project.

Manhattan Project (U.S.)

Leader, Diffusion Problems Group, Los Alamos Laboratory.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in Theoretical Physics (1942). Physicist, Isotrom Development Project.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

General Electric Company. Research Laboratory

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1939).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

"A Family Gathering": Letters to John A. Wheeler, 1977.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

A symposium in honor of Hans A. Bethe on the occasion of his 60th birthday [sound recording] at Cornell University, 1966 October 21.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Elementary particles and the laws of physics : the 1986 Dirac memorial lectures / Richard P. Feynman and Steven Weinberg ; lecture notes compiled by Richard MacKenzie and Paul Doust.

History of physics audio-visual collection, circa 1918-1996, 1960-1988 (bulk)

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Joint ceremonial session of the American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers [sound recording], 1972 February 1.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Lectures on gravitation, 1962-1963 / R. P. Feynman.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Lectures on quantum electrodynamics [videorecording] : The Sir Douglas Robb lectures, 1979.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Richard Phillips Feynman, 1966 March 4 to 4 February 1973.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Reminiscences of Los Alamos [sound recording] : a lecture series at the University of California, Santa Barbara, 1975.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Reminiscences of wartime Los Alamos [sound recording], 1975.

Library. Dept. of Special Collections

University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA

Richard Feynman papers, 1933-1965.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Richard Feynman papers, 1933-1988.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Richard Feynman papers, 1933-1988.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Richard P. Feynman lectures on physics [sound recordings], 1961-1964.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

The character of physical law [motion picture] / by Richard Feynman ; filmed by BBC TV ; producer, Alan Sleath.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

A new approach to quantum electrodynamics, 1949 Notes on the lectures of Dr. Richard P. Feynman, Cornell University.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Abraham Pais papers, 1875 -2000 (bulk 1936-1998).

Rockefeller Archive Center

15 Dayton Ave., Pocantico Hills, North Tarrytown, NY 10591-1598, USA

Albert R. Hibbs papers, 1884-2009 (bulk 1931-1999).

Henry E. Huntington Library

1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108, USA

Behram Kursunoglu papers, 1967-1978.

Archives Division

University of Miami. Richter Library

Main Library, 8th Floor, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA

Bruce H. Morgan lecture notes, 1953-1954.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Conference notes prepared informally and unofficially by John A. Wheeler, 1948.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Conversations with David Inglis, [videorecording] Feb.-May 1989.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

David Allen Park collection of lectures and lecture notes, 1940-1952.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Elmer and Joseph Heller collection on Richard P. Feynman, 1935-1990.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Enrico Fermi papers, 1918-1974.

The Joseph Regenstein Library. Department of Special Collections

University of Chicago

1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Ernest Donald Klema response to 1981 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, circa 1983.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Feynman's lost lecture : the motion of planets around the sun / David L. Goodstein and Judith R. Goodstein.

Fritz Rohrlich notes from the Pocono Conference on Physics, 1948.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Garland Branch notebooks, 1947.

Carl A. Kroch Library. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections

Cornell University

2B Carl A Kroch Library, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

H. Frohlich correspondence, 1954-1965.

Sydney Jones Library. Special Collections and Archives

University of Liverpool

P. O. Box 123, Liverpool L69 3DA

Harold F. Webster notes, 1945-1953.

Carl A. Kroch Library. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections

Cornell University

2B Carl A Kroch Library, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Henry H. Barschall papers, 1942-1974.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

History of atomic energy collection, 1896-1991.

Libraries. Special Collections

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR 97331, USA

Hugh T. Richards response to 1981 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, 1990.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Invited papers [sound recording] : American Physical Society Meeting, 1966 April 28.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

James C. Keck notebooks, 1946-1949.

Carl A. Kroch Library. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections

Cornell University

2B Carl A Kroch Library, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Jesse W. M. DuMond papers, 1912-1976.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Julian S. Schwinger papers, 1920-1994.

University Research Library. Department of Special Collections

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA 90024-1575, USA

Lee A. DuBridge papers, 1932-1986.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Lillian Hoddeson papers, 1904-2001.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Murray Gell-Mann papers, 1931-2001 (bulk 1955-1993).

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Allan Sandage, 1974 May 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Alvin Virgil Tollestrup, 1994.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Barry C. Barish, 1998 May-June.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Charles A. Barnes, 1987 July and August.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with David Bohm, 1986 June 6, 12, July 7, September 25, October 3, December 22, 1987 January 30, February 6, 27, March 6, April 3 and 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with David Finkelstein, 2013 February 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral History interview with David Goodstein, 2002.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Don Page, 1988 May 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral History interview with Donald E. Osterbrock, 2003 February 10.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Edward Creutz, 2006 January 9 and 10.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Edwin Ernest Salpeter, 1978 March 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Geoffrey Burbidge, 1977 October 21.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with George Ogden Abell, 1977 November 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with H. Frederick Dylla, 2010 October 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Hans Bethe, 1982, 1993.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with John Robert Schrieffer, 1974 September 26 and 1976 January 19.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Joseph H. Heller, 2010 May 5.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Joseph Polchinski, 2009 March 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Matthew L. Sands, 1987 May 4 and 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Murray Gell-Mann, 1997 July 17 and 18.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral History interview with Norman M. Kroll, 1986 June 28.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Norman M. Kroll, 1987 March 29.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Oskar Benjamin Klein, 1962 September 25 to 16 July 1963.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral History interview with Petr Vogel, 2002 December 16 and 2003 January 16.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Philip Morrison, 1967 February 7.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Ralph Alpher and second session is joint interview with Robert Herman, 1983 August 11 and 12.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral History interview with Robert F. Bacher, 1986 February 13.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert Marshak, 1970 June 15, 16, September 19, and October 4.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert Willis Hellwarth, 1985 May 28.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Stanley Deser, 2011 March 12.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Steven C. Frautschi, 2003 June 17 and 20.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Thomas Tombrello, 2010 December 26-31.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Valentine L. Telegdi, 2008 March 4 and 9.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Vera C. Rubin, 1995 September 21 and May 9, 1996.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Ward Whaling, 1999 April-May.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Werner Heisenberg, 1962 November 30, 1963 February 7, 11, 13, 15, 19, 22, 25, 27, 28 and 1963 July 5, 12.

Oral history interview with William A. Fowler, 1983 May 3 - May 31, 1984.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with William Alfred Fowler, 1972 June 8, 9, 1973 February 5, 6, and 1974 May 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with William Hunter McCrea, 1978 September 22.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Phillip M. Morse autobiographical data, circa 1962.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Progress: Autobiography of Joseph S. Levinger, 2010.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Richard P. Feynman lectures and presentations, 1964-1992 (bulk 1979-1992) [videorecording].

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Richard P. Feynman videotapes [videorecording].

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Robert B. Leighton papers, 1938-1988 (bulk 1961-1988).

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Robert F. Bacher papers, 1924-1994.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Roger Edge Clapp papers, 1914-1991 (bulk 1940-1991).

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Stanislaw Ulam papers, 1916-1984.

Library

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Stephane Groueff papers, 1955-1975

Mugar Library Special Collections

Boston University

771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA

The shatterer of worlds, by Ray Cooper, Bob Sheldon, Brian Southworth, circa 2000.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

“Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”: Adventures of a Curious Character (New York: Norton, 1985)

Classic Feynman : all the adventures of a curious character / Richard P. Feynman ; edited by Ralph Leighton.

Feynman lectures on gravitation / Richard P. Feynman, [based on notes by] Fernando B. Morinigo, William G. Wagner ; edited by Brian Hatfield ; with a foreword by John Preskill and Kip S. Thorne.

Photon-hadron interactions / [by] R. P. Feynman.

QED : the strange theory of light and matter / Richard Feynman.

Quantum electrodynamics; a lecture note and reprint volume. Notes corr. by E.R. Huggins [and] H.T. Yura.

Quantum mechanics and path integrals / [by] R.P. Feynman [and] A.R. Hibbs.

Richard P. Feynman and Ralph Leighton, What Do YOU Care What Other People Think? Further Adventures of a Curious Character (New York: Norton, 1988)

Richard P. Feynman, Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track: The Letters of Richard P. Feynman (New York: Basic Books, 2005)

Selected papers of Richard Feynman : with commentary / editor, Laurie M. Brown.

Six easy pieces : essentials of physics, explained by its most brilliant teacher / Richard P. Feynman ; originally prepared for publication by Robert B. Leighton and Matthew Sands; new introduction by Paul Davies.

Six not-so-easy pieces : Einstein's relativity, symmetry, and space-time / Richard P. Feynman ; originally prepared for publication by Robert B. Leighton and Matthew Sands ; new introduction by Roger Penrose.

Statistical mechanics; a set of lectures / [by] R. P. Feynman. Notes taken by R. Kikuchi and H. A. Feiveson. Edited by Jacob Shaham.

The art of Richard P. Feynman : images by a curious character / compiled by Michelle Feynman.

The character of physical law [by] Richard Feynman.

The Feynman lectures on physics / [by] Richard P. Feynman, Robert B. Leighton [and] Matthew Sands.

The meaning of it all : thoughts of a citizen scientist / Richard P. Feynman.

The pleasure of finding things out : the best short works of Richard P. Feynman / by Richard P. Feynman ; edited by Jeffrey Robbins ; foreword by Freeman Dyson.

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"Atomic Discourse in ‘The Feynman Lectures on Physics’," Synthese: International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science 65 (1985): 445-480

"Dispositions as the Foundation for Feynman’s Formulation of Quantum Mechanics," Dialectica: International Review of Philosophy of Knowledge 51 (1997): 35-64

"Feynman and the Psychotherapist," New Scientist 153 (1997): 24-27

"Feynman and the Visualization of the Space-Time Process," Reviews of Modern Physics 58 (1986): 449-508

"Feynman’s Derivation of the Schrödinger Equation," American Journal of Physics 64 (1996): 881-884

"Feynman’s Proof of the Maxwell Equations," American Journal of Physics 58 (1990): 209-211

"Feynman’s War: Modelling Weapons, Modelling Nature," Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 29 (1998): 391-434

"Memories of Richard Feynman," Physics Today 49 (1996): 44-49

"Richard Feynman and the History of Superconductivity," Physics in Perspective 2 (2000): 30-47

"Richard Feynman in Brazil: Personal Recollections," Quipu: Revista Latinoamericana de Historia de las Ciencias y la Tecnología 7 (1990): 383-397

"Spreading the Tools of Theory: Feynman Diagrams in the USA, Japan, and the Soviet Union," Social Studies of Science 34 (2004): 879-922

"The ‘House That Dick Built’: Constructing the Team That Built the Bomb," Social Studies of Science 36 (2006): 943-957

“Most of the Good Stuff”: Memories of Richard Feynman (New York: American Institute of Physics, 1993)

David Kaiser, Drawing Theories Apart: The Dispersion of Feynman Diagrams in Postwar Physics (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005)

Feynman and Computation: Exploring the Limits of Computers (Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books, 1999)

Feynman’s Rainbow: A Search for Beauty in Physics and in Life (New York: Warner Books, 2003)

Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman (New York: Pantheon, 1992)

No Ordinary Genius: The Illustrated Richard Feynman (New York: Norton, 1994)

Q.E.D. and the Men Who Made It: Dyson, Feynman, Schwinger, and Tomonaga (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994)

Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2011)

Richard Feynman: A Life in Science (London: Penguin, 1997)

Some time with Feynman / Leonard Mlodinow.

The Beat of a Different Drum: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994)

The principle of least action in quantum mechanics [microform].

The theory of fundamental processes / R.P. Feynman ; notes taken by P.A. Carruthers, M. Nauenberg ; notes corrected by H.T. Yura.

Tuva or Bust! Richard Feynman’s Last Journey (New York: Norton, 1991)