🪘 Dean's Newsletter #33
Happy Feynman Day!
Today, May 11, is Feynman Day. To celebrate I’m sharing some of my favorite Feynman-related items.
Feynman had many accomplishments in physics that I have yet to fully grasp, but outside of his discoveries, he was also a popularizer of science and rational thinking. Some of those things are what I’d like to share.
🌼 Ode to A Flower
I shared this video back on Newsletter #14, but it’s my favorite so I’ll share it again.
🔎 The Pleasure of Finding Things Out
The clip above is from an interview called The Pleasure of Finding things Out. Here are more favorite clips from that interview.
Rules of Chess. Rules of Physics
Learning while Reading
Living with Doubt
📚 Surely You’re Joking
If you’d like to dive into Feynman's history and personality, I’d highly suggest checking out this autobiography. It’s easy to feel like theoretical physicists are different kinds of humans, but his story makes him both relatable and inspiring.
👨🏼🏫 Freeman Dyson
You start to get a picture of how smart Feynman was by hearing what other smart people say about him. Here’s Freeman Dyson talking about him.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool
— Richard Feynman
For more Feynman in your life, you can follow the Twitter account dedicated to him.
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* Bonus: If you’re still reading and you want more Feynman suggestions here’s a video of Feynman talking about the scientific method.