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FEYNMAN, Richard Phillips
Autograph manuscript, unsigned, entitled 'Talk at Vancouver New Particles etc.' Vancouver, Canada, 22 November 1975
[np], Vancouver, 1975. A detailed draft for a talk given to the Canadian Association of Physics Students, in Vancouver,on the contemporary state of subatomic particle physics, its current difficulties and possible future developments. Although a 'popular' talk, it is pitched at a high level, appropriate to postgraduate students in physics. Feynman manuscripts with scientific content are very rare on the market - this is one of a small collection of such manuscripts that was retained by Feynman's family until 2018 when it was consigned to auction. Widely regarded as the most brilliant, influential, and iconoclastic figure in theoretical physics in the post-World War II era, Feynman shared the Nobel Prize in Physics 1965 with Sin-Itiro Tomonaga and Julian Schwinger "for their fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics, with deep-ploughing consequences for the physics of elementary particles." Feynman refers briefly to a talk given to students in Vancouver in Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman! (p. 343): 'In Canada they have a big association of physics students. They have meetings; they give papers, and so on. One time the Vancouver chapter wanted to have me come and talk to them. The girl in charge of it arranged with my secretary to fly all the way to Los Angeles without telling me. She just walked into my office. She was really cute, a beautiful blonde. (That helped; it's not supposed to, but it did.) And I was impressed that the students in Vancouver had financed the whole thing. They treated me so nicely in Vancouver that now I know the secret of how to really be entertai … [Click Below for Full Description]
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