Feynman's Rainbow

Feynman's Rainbow

A Search for Beauty in Physics and in Life

Book - 2003
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For some, it was that special connection with a grandparent or a football coach, a boss, or a cleric. For Leonard Mlodinow, as a young physicist struggling to find his place in the world, the relationship that would most profoundly influence his life was with his mentor, the NobelPrize-winning physicist Richard Feynman. Drawing on transcripts from his many meetings with Feynman during their time together at Cal Tech, Mlodinow shares Feynman's provocative answers to such questions as 'What is the nature of creativity?' and 'How does a scientist think?' At once a moving portrait of a friendship and an affecting account of Feynman's final, creative years, FEYNMAN'SRAINBOW celebrates the inspiring legacy of one of the greatest thinkers of our time.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, c2003.
ISBN: 9780446530453
044653045X
Branch Call Number: 530 MLODINOW
Characteristics: xiv, 171 p. ; 22 cm.

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johnf108 Aug 29, 2011

A young physics post-doc at CalTech wonders if his getting hired was the university's mistake and he "will be found out."
His struggles with why he is there, if he can do the work and even if this is what he should be doing.
He talks to Richard Feynman to get answers but instead only gets more questions which finally point him to discover what he acutally finds interesting in physics and life.
The author is an Evanston High School grad..

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