Richard P. Feynman

  • born: (Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, NY, USA)
  • Died: (Los Angeles, California, US) Last words: "I'd hate to die twice. It's so boring."

Richard Phillips Feynman (/ˈfaɪnmən/;) was an American theoretical physicist, known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as in particle physics for which he proposed the parton model.
For his contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics, Feynman, jointly with Julian Schwinger and Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965.


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