Vega Science Lectures: The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures. ‘A set of four priceless archival recordings from the University of Auckland (New Zealand) of the outstanding Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman – arguably the greatest science lecturer ever. Although the recording is of modest technical quality the exceptional personal style and unique delivery shine through.’
- Part 1 – Photons – Corpuscles of Light
- Part 2 – Fits of Reflection and Transmission – Quantum Behaviour
- Part 3 – Feynman diagrams and the intricacies of particle interaction
- Part 4 – What does it mean, and where is it all leading?
There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom. ‘This transcript of the classic talk that Richard Feynman gave on December 29th 1959 at the annual meeting of the American Physical Society at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) was first published in the February 1960 issue of Caltech’s Engineering and Science, which owns the copyright.’
Nobel Lecture: The Development of the Space-Time View of Quantum Electrodynamics. ‘We have a habit in writing articles published in scientific journals to make the work as finished as possible, to cover all the tracks, to not worry about the blind alleys or to describe how you had the wrong idea first, and so on. So there isn’t any place to publish, in a dignified manner, what you actually did in order to get to do the work, although, there has been in these days, some interest in this kind of thing. Since winning the prize is a personal thing, I thought I could be excused in this particular situation, if I were to talk personally about my relationship to quantum electrodynamics, rather than to discuss the subject itself in a refined and finished fashion.’