Richard Feynman

Here's Einstein's Advice to His Son on How to Accelerate Learning

The genius offered simple, enjoyable advice to his young son on how to learn more quickly.<p>Geniuses might be distinguished by their ability to grasp incredible complexity, but that doesn't mean if you somehow managed to corner one the greatest minds in history for a chat you'd be perplexed by what …

The Brain

Video List

Videos I love<p>• Documentary on Physicist Richard Feynman titled Fantastic Mr Feynman<br>• Jay Silver TED Talk - Hack a Banana, Make a Keyboard<br>• Jason …

YouTube

Feynman's partons

Dick Feynman constructed a popularization of Bjorken's ideas that he called partons; ugly word with a Latin head and a Greek ending and… what it …

Quarks

The Importance of Open Sourcing Innovation

Now that I've finished my first week at my internship at Cinchapi, I've learned so much already. I've gotten a taste of a lot of skills and platforms …

Innovation

Richard Feynman chatting with a student on the campus

Rights<p>Materials from the Caltech Archives are made available online for research purposes. Permission for reproduction, distribution, public display, …

If you can’t explain something in simple terms, you don’t understand it

In the early 1960s, Richard Feynman gave a series of undergraduate lectures that were collected into a book called the Feynman Lectures on Physics. …

Physics

Richard Feynman's 'Prepare a Freshman Lecture' Test

David L. Goodstein, in his book <i>Feynman’s Lost Lecture</i>:<p>Feynman was a truly great teacher. He prided himself on being able to devise ways to explain …

John Gruber

The collaboration curse

SchumpeterThe collaboration curse<p>The fashion for making employees collaborate has gone too far<p>print-edition iconPrint edition | Business<p>Jan 23rd …

Economics

How Quantum Theory Is Inspiring New Math

Mathematics might be more of an environmental science than we realize. Even though it is a search for eternal truths, many mathematical concepts …

Mathematics

Quantum Computers Will Analyze Every Financial Model at Once

In the movie <i>Office Space</i>, Peter Gibbons has a stroke of genius. Confronted with the utter mundanity of a life slaving away at his office park …

Quantum Mechanics

Welcome our New Oligarch

Maybe it’s time for a rich tough-guy who is actually a tough guy to be President?This is how low the bar has been set! For an actor, he doesn’t talk …

Dennis Hastert

Want to Be a High Achiever? Be More Generous

There's more to be gained by cultivating friends and building networks than vanquishing rivals<p>Every age has its icons. The 60s and 70s had rock stars and beat poets. In the 80s and 90s, Wall Street traders, with Gordon Gekko as their patron saint, adopted "greed is good" as their mantra. More …

Steve Jobs

The biggest British Airways IT meltdown WTF: 200 systems in the critical path?

It's not the velociraptor you can see that kills youOne of the key principles of designing any high availability system is to make sure only vital …

NASA

Why it won’t matter if the “Leftovers” finale provides answers or not

The HBO show was always perfectly imperfect<p>After three seasons, HBO’s “The Leftovers” ends tonight, and I keep returning to this: I’m glad all those people vanished. Salman Rushdie, Shaquille O’Neal, the pope, Gary Busey, Norah Durst’s family, the other 1.99999 percent of the world — I wouldn’t …

Westworld

Physics Week in Review: June 3, 2017

LIGO pulls a hat trick with third gravitational wave detection, scientists are back to arguing about glass, and using beer years to make composite …

Telescopes

The Basis of Education Should Be Questions, Not Answers

“You can can get more information in your cell phone now than you can in any school, but you can also get more misinformation,” says …

Large Hadron Collider

Richard Feynman on the Art Behind Science

We’re taught to think of scientists as cold, rational, emotionless people. But that isn’t true.<p>One of the best antidotes to this view are the stories …

Bill Gates Discusses His Lifelong Love for Books and Reading

<i>In a new interview with</i> TIME<i>, Bill Gates discusses his new list of recommended summer reading, his voracious appetite for the written word and the</i> …

Books

A Cooling Component for Quantum Computers

Today, quantum computers represent one of the greatest possible breakthroughs in data processing and problem solving. Unlike traditional computers …

Quantum Mechanics

The Rhetorical Tricks of Climate Change Deniers

<i>This is a transcript of</i> <b>the May 3 edition</b><i> of the Culture Gabfest. Slate Plus transcripts are lightly edited and may contain errors. For the definitive</i> …

New York Times

How Trump Can Get Out of His Jam

The Friday Cover<p>The Friday Cover is POLITICO Magazine's email of the week's best, delivered to your inbox every Friday morning.<p>By calling for an independent commission, the president has the chance to prove his innocence—and his commitment to the truth.<p>Donald Trump hardly welcomed the appointment …

Government

Deep adversarial learning is finally ready 🚀 and will radically change the game

Adversarial learning is one of the most hyped areas in deep learning. If you browse arxiv-sanity, you’ll notice much of the most popular recent …

Deep Learning

Changing the world without taking power? Bitcoin and the challenges of consensus

Bitcoin. Tiger Pixel/Flickr. Some rights reserved.In its 8th year of existence, Bitcoin has made lots of news headlines. From wild volatility in the …

Guest Post: Nathan Moynihan on Amplitudes for Astrophysicists

As someone who sits at Richard Feynman’s old desk, I take Feynman diagrams very seriously. They are a very convenient and powerful way of answering a …

Physics

The music of science

Charlie Marshall’s career has taken him from rock to science and back again, writes Andrew Masterson.

Music

Simple math is why Elon Musk’s companies keep doing what others don’t even consider possible

Physicist Richard Feynman returned over and over to an idea that drove his groundbreaking discoveries. His approach was documentedby his Caltech colleague David Goodstein in the book <i>Feynman’s Lost Lecture</i> about physics classes Feynman taught in the 1960s:<p>Once, I said to him, “Dick, explain to me, …

Elon Musk

Simple math is why Elon Musk’s companies keep doing what others don’t even consider possible

Physicist Richard Feynman returned over and over to an idea that drove his groundbreaking discoveries. His approach was documentedby his Caltech colleague David Goodstein in the book <i>Feynman’s Lost Lecture</i> about physics classes Feynman taught in the 1960s:<p>Once, I said to him, “Dick, explain to me, …

Elon Musk

Businesses Need Artificial “Specialist” Intelligence Not the Other Kind

Here is the stark reality about businesses, we need specialists to do almost all our jobs. What this means in terms of the development of Artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Lessons on resilience from a Nobel physicist

Thursday would have been physicist Richard Feynman’s 99th birthday, marking the start of his centenary year. The international physics community is …

Physics