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Quantum man: Richard Feynman’s life in science

04 Apr 2012

Physics World Online Lecture Series

It took a man who was willing to break all the rules to tame a theory that breaks all the rules. This lecture is based on Lawrence M Krauss’ new book Quantum Man: Richard Feynman’s Life in Science. Krauss presents a scientific overview of the contributions of Feynman, as seen through the arc of his fascinating life.

From quantum mechanics to antiparticles and from Rio de Janeiro to Los Alamos, this whirlwind tour provides insights into the character, life and accomplishments of one of the 20th century’s most important scientists, as well as an object lesson in scientific integrity.

Date: Wednesday 4 April 2012

Speaker: Lawrence M Krauss, Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration, Physics Department, Arizona State University, US
Lawrence M Krauss is a cosmologist at Arizona State University and the author of nine popular-science books, including the bestselling The Physics of Star Trek and his most recent work A Universe from Nothing, in addition to Quantum Man. He has won numerous international awards, is a commentator and essayist for newspapers such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and has written regular columns for New Scientist and Scientific American. He serves as co-chair of the board of sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, is on the board of directors of the Federation of American Scientists and is one of the founders of Science Debate 2012.

Moderator: Dr Margaret Harris, reviews and careers editor, Physics World

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