Richard P. Feynman

Richard P. Feynman was an American theoretical physicist, who obtained his B.Sc. from MIT and his Ph.D from Princeton University. He is regarded as one of the most influential figure in his field in the post-World war II era, and is ranked the seventh greatest physicists of all time by the British Journal – Physics World. He assisted in the development of the atomic bomb, was a part of the Rogers Commission that investigated the space shuttle Challenger’s disaster and also developed what came to be known as the Feynman diagrams – a pictorial representation of the behavior of subatomic particles. Feynman received the Albert Einstein Award in Princeton in 1954 and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965.

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