Thursday, August 15, 2019
The cover notes of the book "Genius" by James Gleick (Vintage Books) said it best:
"To his colleagues, Richard Feynman was not so much a genius as he was a full-blown magician: someone who "does things that nobody else could do and that seem completely unexpected." The path he cleared for 20th Century physics led from the making of the atomic bomb to a Nobel Prize-winning theory of quantum electrodynamics to his devastating expose of the Challenger space shuttle disaster. At the same time, the ebullient Feynman established a reputation as an eccentric showman, a master safe cracker and bongo player, and a wizard of seduction."