Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science

Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science

by Lawrence M. Krauss
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Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science by Lawrence M. Krauss

A gripping new scientific biography of the revered Nobel Prize–winning physicist (and curious character).
Perhaps the greatest physicist of the second half of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman changed the way we think about quantum mechanics, the most perplexing of all physical theories. Here Lawrence M. Krauss, himself a theoretical physicist and best-selling author, offers a unique scientific biography: a rollicking narrative coupled with clear and novel expositions of science at the limits. An immensely colorful persona in and out of the office, Feynman revolutionized our understanding of nature amid a turbulent life. Krauss presents that life—from the death of Feynman’s childhood sweetheart during the Manhattan Project to his reluctant rise as a scientific icon—as seen through the science, providing a new understanding of the legacy of a man who has fascinated millions. An accessible reflection on the issues that drive physics today, Quantum Man captures the story of a man who was willing to break all the rules to tame a theory that broke all the rules.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441780263
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 03/21/2011
Series: Great Discoveries Series
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 1
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.42(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Lawrence M. Krauss is the director of the Origins Initiative at Arizona State University and has written more than three hundred scientific publications and seven books, including The Physics of Star Trek and A Universe from Nothing. He lives in Tempe, Arizona, and Shaker Heights, Ohio.

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Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
LarryEd More than 1 year ago
Don't waste your time with this book. Feynman's own books are much better and clearer. Read Feynman's QED to get some real insight into his thinking.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book goes into (great detail) about Quantum mechanics and the BOMB. If you know what QED and QCD are then this book is for you. If not, you will learn what they are. It is (heavy reading) but has its surprises. One was how much of a womanizer Richard was, like many male celebrities. You see the O ring on the cover of the book. That has to do with the Challenger. He was a very involved scientist.
BadgerWI More than 1 year ago
A perspective on Feynman from his scientific contributions, which can still be seen in Quantum Computing today. Seems he was busy calculating and solving problems right up to his death. Also covered his entrance into his now famous lecture series, which I now understand undergraduates were somewhat too intimidated to take (and not many passed.) I have one copy of the lecture series myself which I page through from time to time, If you have no science background, or interest in science this book is probably not for you. It delves somewhat deeply into his science and what he accomplished in that realm, and not much about his personal life,
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