The Nobel Prize in Physics 1965
Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, Julian Schwinger, Richard P. Feynman
Richard P. Feynman
Born: 11 May 1918, New York, NY, USA
Died: 15 February 1988, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA, USA
Prize motivation: "for their fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics, with deep-ploughing consequences for the physics of elementary particles"
Field: Quantum mechanics, quantum electrodynamics
Richard P. Feynman was born in
New York City on the 11th May 1918. He studied at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology where he obtained his B.Sc. in 1939 and at
University where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1942. He was
Research Assistant at Princeton (1940-1941), Professor of
Theoretical Physics at Cornell University (1945-1950), Visiting Professor
and thereafter appointed Professor of Theoretical Physics at the
Institute of Technology (1950-1959). At present he is Richard
Chace Tolman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California
Institute of Technology.
Professor Feynman is a member of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science; the National Academy of Science; in 1965 he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Society, London (Great Britain).
He holds the following awards: Albert Einstein Award (1954, Princeton); Einstein Award (Albert Einstein Award College of Medicine); Lawrence Award (1962).
Richard Feynman is married to Gweneth Howarth, they have a son, Carl Richard (born 22nd April 1961), and a daughter Michelle Catherine (born 13th August 1968).
From Nobel Lectures, Physics 1963-1970, Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1972
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Richard P. Feynman died on February 15, 1988.
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