Richard Feynman

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Birthday
11, 1918
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Feb 15, 1988 (69)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
11, 1918
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Feb 15, 1988 (69)

About

American theoretical physicist who worked on electrodynamics and contributed to the development of the atomic bomb as a part of the Manhattan Project. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 for his work in developing quantum electrodynamics.

Before Fame

He started talking relatively late, after age 3, a trait he had in common with several other prominent physicists.

Trivia

While working at the cutting edge of science, he maintained a common touch with books popularizing and explaining physics.

Family Life

His father encouraged both him and his sister, who also became a physicist, to challenge conventional wisdom.

Associated With

He studied physics in Princeton, alongside another great physicist of the age, Albert Einstein.