Richard Feynman Wants His Orange Juice

By Chris Mooney | March 23, 2011 10:32 am

For the next episode of Point of Inquiry, I’m interviewing Lawrence Krauss about his new book Quantum Man: Richard Feynman’s Life in Science. Inspired by the subject, I found this video of an elderly Feynman playing the bongos, which is truly classic and gives some sense of why he was such an unforgettable character:

Comments (3)

  1. Aaron

    Yeah, I feel the same way after staying up all night to finish my quantum mechanics homework . . .

  2. The book is great and I wrote the first review of it on Amazon. However it is mainly targeted towards physics-oriented people and contains little about Feynman’s personal life. For that the best reference is Gleick’s “Genius”. However Krauss has performed a valuable service in cutting through the Feynman legend and going straight to what defined Feynman’s soul- his science.

  3. Feynman was a great man. I remember reading his three red books Feynman’s Lectures for my undergraduate Physics classes way back in late 1960’s.

    As a tribute to him, I wrote about him in Hindi.


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Chris is a science and political journalist and commentator and the author of three books, including the New York Times bestselling The Republican War on Science--dubbed "a landmark in contemporary political reporting" by and a "well-researched, closely argued and amply referenced indictment of the right wing's assault on science and scientists" by Scientific American--Storm World, and Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future, co-authored by Sheril Kirshenbaum. They also write "The Intersection" blog together for Discover blogs. For a longer bio and contact information, see here.


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