Sunday, February 15, 2009

Real Genius

It's hard for me to believe that it's been 21 years since the death of one of my favorite physicists...

Richard P. Feynman May 11, 1918 – February 15, 1988.

If you're looking for a good biography to read, I recommend Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick.


sue said...

cube - would I like it even if I'm not into science??

WomanHonorThyself said...

thanks for the tip girly!

cube said...
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Z said...

you have a favorite PHYSICIST?

Gifted Typist said...

Gotta love a blogger with a fave physicist!

Feynman is my father-in-law's fave physicist and i've heard much about him and seen his name pop up so often over the years.

I've read Chaos by Gleick.

Ego, I shall order that book from the library tomorrow and read it.

BTW, mine is AE in 1905.

Chuck said...

Embarrased to say I didn't know about him. My sentimental favorite physicist is Stephen Hawking. Certainly one of the brightest physicists of the 20th century. I am facinated with his accomplishements even with his disability.

Brooke said...

RIP, science man.

Caz said...

I think I'll have to order "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" first, sounds like an invigorating read.

dmarks said...

My favorite physicist has to be Steven Hawking, too. He appeared on "Star Trek", after all.

Brook said: "RIP, science man."

In the case of people so readily buying into the manmade global warming hoax, we can turn that into: "RIP: Science (Man!!!)"

DaBlade said...

Was Scotty a physi-whatever thingy? If so, he was my favorite laddies!

and if not, then definitely Data.

Brooke said...

Yeah, Brent Spiner is hawt!

cube said...

Sue: Feynman was quite the colorful character, but his life did revolve around science and, consequently, so does his biography.

Woman: Anytime.

Z: Actually, I have more than one favorite. Feynman was jus so outstanding personally and then you had his incrdible ability to make his research available to the rest of us. He was quite special.

Gifted Typist: Thank you. BTW your father in law sounds like a scholar and a gentleman.

I enjoyed Gleick's "Chaos" as well. And hey, who isn't a fan of AE? Comon!

Chuck: I'm fond of Hawking and have read some of his books as well. He's just one of the newer guys who doesn't have the bona fides Feynman had IMO.

Brooke: Aye.

Caz: I've read both "Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman!" and the sequel, "What Do You Care What Other People Think?". Both were good reads that I enjoyed thoroughly.

dmarks: Hawking's appearance on TNG was a highlight for me as well because he appeared with Einstein and another one of my favorites, Isaac Newton. Good stuff.

DaBlade: Scotty was an engineer, and Data was a science officer, but I loved him both as well. Not everyone can be a theoretical physicist. :-)

cube said...

Brooke: I wouldn't go that far. For me, Data would make a great android friend.