Richard Feynman

Counting Feynman diagrams via many-body relations

Author(s): Fabian B. KuglerWe present an iterative algorithm to count Feynman diagrams via many-body relations. The algorithm allows us to count the …

Quantum Mechanics

Three Recent Books On Physics And Philosophy

One of the evergreen topics in my social-media circles has to do with the relationship between physics and philosophy, which generally comes up in the form of accusations that physicists are too dismissive of philosophy. This may be an indication that I need to get out more.<p>The interaction of …

Quantum Mechanics

Futuristic Sci-Fi Shooter Gene Rain Launches on PS4 Tomorrow

<i>“The difference between a demon and a hero is just inside your head.”</i><p>— Dr. Bill Feynman<p>Gene Rain is a futuristic third-person shooter launching on …

PlayStation 4

Richard Feynman’s integral trick

“I had learned to do integrals by various methods shown in a book that my high school physics teacher Mr. Bader had given me. [It] showed how to …

Mathematics

New Quantum Computer Milestone Would Make Richard Feynman Very Happy

A commercially available “quantum computer” has been on the market since 2011, but it’s controversial. The D-Wave machine is nothing like other …

Quantum Computing

Link Tank: New Quantum Computer Milestone is Reached

Computer scientists are closer to achieving Richard Feynman's dream of a quantum simulator.<p>A woman who was harassed on a plane is speaking out now …

Apple Store

Path integral approach to heat in quantum thermodynamics

Author(s): Ken Funo and H. T. QuanWe study the heat statistics of a quantum Brownian motion described by the Caldeira-Leggett model. By using the …

Quantum Physics

Supercurrent anomaly and gauge invariance in the $N$=1 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory

Author(s): Y. R. Batista, Brigitte Hiller, Adriano Cherchiglia, and Marcos SampaioWe analyse Feynman diagram calculational issues related to the …

Physics

The Female Supercomputer Designer Who Inspired Steve Jobs

The designer and artist Tamiko Thiel gets her due in a new show at MoMA.<p>It started with a T-shirt.<p>The product designer and mechanical engineer Tamiko Thiel was working for the Cambridge, Massachusetts, company Thinking Machines. She and her colleagues were building a supercomputer that proposed a …

Artificial Intelligence

Feynman Diagram Rock Carving

A tribute to Richard Feynman is carved into the land he planned to see but never got to visit.<p>Within the steppes of Tuva, close to the Valley of …

Nobel Prize

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli review – quantum theory made charming

A brief attempt to engage readers in the biggest questions of physics dwells on beauty and wonder<p>In the early 1960s, famed physicist Richard Feynman …

Quantum Mechanics

All Genius, All Buffoon: 100 Years of Richard Feynman - A Documentary

Documentaries

A Flash of Illumination on the Greyhound Bus: Physicist Freeman Dyson on Creative Breakthrough and the Unconscious Mind

“It is strange the way ideas come when they are needed.”<p><i>“Invention,”</i> <i>Frankenstein</i> author Mary Shelley wrote in contemplating how creativity works, <i>“does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos”</i> — the chaos of existing inspirations, properly comprehended and reconfigured into something …

Creativity

How Richard Feynman Changed the Way I Think about Work

If you’re an academic with a resume the size of Feynman’s, I can’t help but assume you must have been an obsessive, humorless geezer. But as it turns …

Great Depression

Path integral approach to heat in quantum thermodynamics

Author(s): Ken Funo and H. T. QuanWe study the heat statistics of a quantum Brownian motion described by the Caldeira-Leggett model. By using the …

Quantum Physics

electric vehicles, Richard Feynman & weather congestion

Rhys Phillips & Yasmin Ali present the weekly science and technology radio show. Jon Chase celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Richard …

Greek Philosophy

Opinion: Calling a company ‘great’ doesn’t make it a good stock

It is easy to identify successful companies, but hard to pin down the characteristics that make them successful. Why do some companies grow and …

Business

Feynman’s Hack and the Map of the Cat

Richard Feynman, a celebrated scientist and the winner of Nobel prize in Theoretical Physics, was infamous for barging into any classroom (unrelated …

Vocabulary

Clocks in Feynman's computer and Kitaev's local Hamiltonian: Bias, gaps, idling, and pulse tuning

Author(s): Libor Caha, Zeph Landau, and Daniel NagajWe present a collection of results about the clock in Feynman's computer construction and …

Qubits

Scientists are human too, so why are we shocked when they fall short?

Another week, another social media tar-and-feathering of a prominent male scientist.<p>A few weeks ago was physicist Richard Feynman, every scientist’s beloved old uncle: he of the charm, the bongo-playing, the practical jokes, the breathtaking clarity of thought.I can still remember him standing up …

Science

Richard Feynman and Quantum Computing

Richard Feynman, probably the most colourful physicist of the twentieth century, as well as one of the most important, was born a hundred years ago, …

Quantum Physics

Stephen Carter: Remembering a true polymath

Here’s my favorite Richard Feynman story. In December 1959, the great theoretical physicist promised a prize of $1,000, paid out of his own pocket, …

Physics

Remembering Richard Feynman by The Stephen Wolfram Podcast - Listen to music

Podcasting

Who Coined ‘Mushroom Cloud’? It Didn’t Matter to the Man Who Did

The legendary physicist Richard Feynman would have been 100 last week, and he’s still teaching us that we have a lot to learn.<p>Here’s my favorite Richard Feynman story. In December 1959, the great theoretical physicist promised a prize of $1,000, paid out of his own pocket, to whoever could build a …

Opinion

Richard Feynman: A Life Of Curiosity And Science

It was World War II and scientists belonging to the Manhattan Project worked on calculations for the atomic bomb. Meanwhile, in one of the buildings, …

Albert Einstein

Prufrock: Woke Technology, a History of Tap, and the Scientific Case for Two Spacesafter a Period

<b>I woke up in the middle of the night last night and did what you shouldn’t do if you want to go back to sleep quickly: browse the Internet.</b> I did …

Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman the Joker

Richard Phillips Feynman, who was born 100 years ago today, made his mark with contributions to particle physics, superfluidity, and quantum …

Physics

Richard Feynman's 100th birthday is a celebration of science

<b>(CNN) —</b> This week marks what would be the 100th birthday of legendary American physicist Richard P. Feynman. In a world in which many people think of the socially awkward Sheldon Cooper in the television show The Big Bang Theory as being a typical scientist, Feynman was the quite the opposite. And …

Opinion

Happy 100th Birthday Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman (1918-1988), one of the truly great theoretical physicists of our time, was born a hundred years ago on this day.<p>Feynman’s most …

Physics

In honor of his centennial, the Top 10 Feynman quotations

As Richard Feynman once said, “a man cannot live beyond the grave,” and so surely Feynman could not speak from the grave, either. Except that …

Quantum Mechanics