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Feynman's 100th birthday

Richard P. Feynman would have been 100 years old on May 11, 2018

Feynman's 100th birthday
Feynman's 100th birthday


"You should never be afraid that something new will come out. It will come out in due time, and then you'll try to understand it. Of course, it'll be very exciting!"
Audio recording of Feynman Lectures on Physics, 1961

Feynman passed away more than 30 years ago, leaving behind an enduring legacy as a physicist, scientist, teacher, story-teller and enthusiast for "finding things out".

He served as a professor of physics at Caltech from 1950 until his death in 1988. For his contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics, jointly with Julian Schwinger and Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965.

Feynman's method, which includes his famous Feynman diagrams remains one of the most important tools in calculating the expected outcome of high-energy interactions between subatomic particles. Feynman is also credited with pioneering the fields of quantum computing as the inventor of the qubit.

The ICTP Library welcomes you to discover and learn by reading, watching and listening about this outstanding physicist.