Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science (Great Discoveries) Reprint Edition, Kindle Edition

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Physicist Richard Feynman has a reputation as a bongo-playing, hard-partying, flamboyant Nobel Prize laureate for his work on quantum electrodynamics theory, but this tends to obscure the fact that he was a brilliant thinker who continued making contributions to science until his death in 1988. He foresaw new directions in science that have begun to produce practical applications only in the last decade: nanotechnology, atomic-scale biology like the manipulation of DNA, lasers to move individual atoms, and quantum engineering. In the 1960s, Feynman entered the field of quantum gravity and created important tools and techniques for scientists studying black holes and gravity waves. Author Krauss (The Physics of Star Trek), an MIT-trained physicist, doesn't necessarily break new ground in this biography, but Krauss excels in his ability, like Feynman himself, to make complicated physics comprehensible. He incorporates Feynman's lectures and quotes several of the late physicist's colleagues to aid him in this process. This book is highly recommended for readers who want to get to know one of the preeminent scientists of the 20th century.
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“A lively and engrossing biography of a lively and engrossing man.”
- Steven Pinker

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  • File Size: 1535 KB
  • Print Length: 369 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (March 21, 2011)
  • Publication Date: March 26, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004KKXMM4
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