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Born:New York, New York, May 11, 1918
Married:to Gweneth Howarth, Rippowden, Halifax, England
Children:Carl Richard (April 22, 1962)
Michelle Catherine (August 13, 1968)
Died:February 1, 1988
B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1939
Ph.D. Princeton University, 1942
Research Assistant, Princeton University, 1940-41
United States Government (Manhattan Project) 1941-45
Professor of Theoretical Physics, Cornell University, 1945-50
Visiting Professor, California Institute of Technology, 1950
Professor of Theoretical Physics, Caltech, 1950-59
Richard Chace Tolman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Caltech, 1959-88
Albert Einstein Award (Princeton), 1954Dr. Feynman also served as a leading member of the Rogers Commission, which investigated the cause of the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger accident.
Atomic Energy Commission E.O. Lawrence Award, 1962
Elected Foreign Member of the Royal Society, 1965
Nobel Prize for Physics (for work in quantum electrodynamics), 1965
Oersted Medal for Teaching, Caltech, 1972
Niels Bohr International Gold Medal, 1973
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman -- by R. FeynmanInformation on ordering these publications online from the California Institute of Technology bookstore can be obtained on the World Wide Web at http://www.cco.caltech.edu/~citbook/.
What Do You Care What Other People Think, Mr. Feynman? -- by R. Feynman
Six Easy Pieces -- Some easy physics lectures
The Feynman Lectures on Physics -- Texts of lectures at CalTech
QED - by R. Feynman
Feynman Lectures on Gravitation -- by R. Feynman
Genius: The Life and Times of Richard Feynman -- by James Gleick
Most of the Good Stuff: Memories of Richard Feynman -- edited by Laurie Brown and John Ridgen
No Ordinary Genius: The Illustrated Richard Feynman -- by Christopher Sykes
The Beat of a Different Drum -- by Jagdish Mehra
Tuva or Bust! -- by Ralph Leighton
Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing, and Computation by K. Eric Drexler, (John Wiley & Sons, 1992) provides the definitive technical dissertation on molecular manufacturing.
Engines of Creation by K. Eric Drexler (Doubleday, 1986) discusses both the technology and its possible applications and consequences.
Prospects in Nanotechnology: Toward Molecular Manufacturing, edited by Markus Krummenacker and James Lewis (John Wiley & Sons, 1995) has chapters by 15 authors providing multiple perspectives on the field.
Unbounding the Future, by K. Eric Drexler, Chris Peterson and Gayle Pergamit (Quill 1991) provides a non-technical discussion of what nanotechnology should let us do, using technically feasible scenarios to clearly illustrate the possibilities.
Nano! by Ed Regis (Little, Brown 1995) is an engaging and entertaining book that describes the researchers involved in this area, particularly Drexler, and the reactions of different members of the scientific community to the concept.
Foresight Update is a newsletter published by the Foresight Institute and is an excellent way to keep abreast of developments and events in this rapidly moving area. Many older copies are available from Josh Hall's nanotechnology site on the Internet. The current issue is available from Foresight.
Sci.nanotech is an Internet news discussion group that covers nanotechnology and related areas.
The journal Nanotechnology covers nanotechnology both in the specific sense of molecular nanotechnology and in the broader sense. Nanotechnology is published by the Institute of Physics.
1995: Dr. Nadrian C. Seeman, professor of chemistry, New York University, for his pioneering work in synthesizing complex three-dimensional structures from DNA molecules.
1993: Dr. Charles Musgrave, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for his work on modeling a hydrogen abstraction tool useful in nanotechnology.
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