- Richard Feynman
was the most creative American physicist in the 20th Century. He received
his PhD degree in 1942. His thesis advisor was John A. Wheeler.
- In 1966, I received a death
sentence (ordering me to stop doing physics) from the physics community for publishing
a paper not consistent with Princeton's view. I survived only because Feynman in 1970
expressed his view consistent with mine. From there, I regained my courage.
Feynman was my savior.
- It is fun to talk about Feynman.
I maintain my own Feynman site. Feynman was a very colorful person.
You will also be interested in the following pages.
- Artist. Feynman was an artist. He used
to draw pictures when he was doing physics. This resulted in Feynman diagrams.
- Rio de Janeiro. Feynman used to
there very often to join Brazil's Samba artists.
- According to
Feynman, the adventure of our science of physics is a perpetual
attempt to recognize that the different aspects of nature are really
different aspects of the same thing.
- Feynman published approximately 150 papers. Thus it is fun to see whether
those papers can be combined into one. I could not do this, but I was
able to combine three of them into one.
Click here for a story.
- Eugene Wigner also published many papers.
In 1939, Wigner published his paper on internal space time symmetries
of elementary particles. In 1953 with Inonu,
he published a paper on group contractions. It is fun to combine those into
- I published about 200 papers. According to Feynman's definition of physics,
I should be able to combine all those into one paper. This is what I am
trying to do.
- New York City. I used to go
to New York very often when I was in Princeton (1958-62). It takes one hour
by train to go to New York. You can learn many things from this city.
- Digital Literature. I learned how
webpages during my Princeton years (1958-62). At that time, the concept
of internet was far beyond human imagination. How was this possible?