A lot of people get into science because they have some inspirational figure. Usually it’s someone like Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla or Hedy Lamarr. But today we’re gonna talk about Richard Feynman, a famous physicist and a bit of a spectacle. Here’s a friend of his, talking about him:
It might be more interesting to hear the man himself talk, though. Check out a series Feynman did on BBC way back in the day, called “Fun to Imagine.” Some of the things he describes are fairly elementary today (like the first one, heat), but his explanations are still pretty cool.
Feynman was great because he like to keep things simple. And he believed that if you couldn’t explain something simply, you didn’t really understand it. And he was known for being kind of boisterous and aggressive.