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    Physicist Richard Feynman Artistic Studies, one is in pencil (12" x 10"), the other in ink (13" x 9.75'), the ink study has mathematic notation on the reverse. Both have edge chipping and tears at the folds. The ink study has been repaired with tape on the back.

    Richard Phillips Feynman (1918-1988) was an American physicist known for expanding the theory of quantum electrodynamics, the physics of the super fluidity of super cooled liquid helium, and particle theory. For his work on quantum electrodynamics, Feynman was a joint recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965. He developed a widely-used pictorial representation scheme for the mathematical expressions governing the behavior of subatomic particles, which later became known as Feynman diagrams.
    He assisted in the development of the atomic bomb and was a member of the panel that investigated the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. He was also known as a prankster, a proud amateur painter, and a bongo player. Richard Feynman was regarded as an eccentric and a free spirit. He liked to pursue multiple seemingly independent paths, such as biology, art, percussion, Maya hieroglyphs, and lock picking. Freeman Dyson once wrote that Feynman was "half-genius, half-buffoon", but later revised this to "all-genius, all-buffoon".


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    October, 2007
    27th Saturday
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