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When Richard Feynman, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics, died in February 1988 after a courageous battle with cancer, the New York Times called him the most brilliant, iconoclastic, and influential of the postwar generation of theoretical physicists Here, in these further adventures, a companion volume to Surely You re Joking, Mr Feynman , is another healthy dWhen Richard Feynman, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics, died in February 1988 after a courageous battle with cancer, the New York Times called him the most brilliant, iconoclastic, and influential of the postwar generation of theoretical physicists Here, in these further adventures, a companion volume to Surely You re Joking, Mr Feynman , is another healthy dose of Feynman s irreverent zest for life and an even deeper, wiser level of reminiscence He tells us of his father, who taught him to think, and of his first wife, Arlene, who taught him to love, even as she lay dying And Feynman takes us behind the scenes of the presidential commission investigating the space shuttle Challenger s explosion and to the dramatic moment when the cause of the disaster was revealed simply and elegantly as Feynman dropped a rubber ring into a glass of ice water and pulled it out, misshapen.

  • Title: What Do You Care What Other People Think? Further Adventures of a Curious Character
  • Author: Richard Feynman
  • ISBN: 9780553347845
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback

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Richard Feynman

Richard Phillips Feynman was an American physicist known for the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as work in particle physics he proposed the parton model For his contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics, Feynman was a joint recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965, together with Julian Schwinger and Sin Itiro Tomonaga Feynman developed a widely used pictorial representation scheme for the mathematical expressions governing the behavior of subatomic particles, which later became known as Feynman diagrams During his lifetime and after his death, Feynman became one of the most publicly known scientists in the world.He assisted in the development of the atomic bomb and was a member of the panel that investigated the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster In addition to his work in theoretical physics, Feynman has been credited with pioneering the field of quantum computing, and introducing the concept of nanotechnology creation of devices at the molecular scale He held the Richard Chace Tolman professorship in theoretical physics at Caltech See

Comments What Do You Care What Other People Think? Further Adventures of a Curious Character

  • Manny

    We were having a discussion about safety at NASA in another thread and I thought of this book, about half of which consists of an account of Feynman's role in the investigation following the Challenger disaster. One of the other reviewers complained that this section was too long, but I found it completely fascinating.Feynman was always very good at asking tough questions and at describing things as they are, not as they are supposed to be. The most famous bit is where he's at the press conferen [...]

  • Roy Lotz

    I had a conversation with a coworker a couple days ago about whether leadership can be taught. Can you make somebody into a great leader? If so, then why are so many people bad at leading? I really have no idea. But what I am far more certain about is whether there are natural born leaders; I’m sure there are, and I’m sure Feynman was one of them.Something about Feynman’s voice, about his way of seeing and thinking about the world, makes me respond quite automatically. I stop being skeptic [...]

  • Darwin8u

    "If we want to solve a problem that we have never solved before, we must leave the door to the unknown ajar."- Richard Feynman, What Do You Care What Other People Think?An interesting book. Not as good as Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character, but it is still a gem. Part 1 of the book (A Curious Character) contains roughly 9 essays spanning Feynman's life. Some of the essays are expansions of stories and essays from other books. Part 2 (Mr. Feynman Goes to Washing [...]

  • Lori

    Somehow I came across Richard Feynman in the spring of 2012. I wish I had come across him sooner. I was not quite sure how to pronounce his last name so I asked my husband if he had ever heard of Richard "Feman" and he responded "Feynman?" At that time I knew very little about Richard Feynman and wished I had talked about him more with my husband. My husband passed away in June of 2012 and he had very much in common with Richard Feynman. In fact, my husband reminded me so much of him! So when I [...]

  • Sarah

    This is five star because of one particular essay, called 'The Value of Science' In that essay, Feynman conveys his sense of wonder with the natural world and likens that sense of awe and mystery with religious experience - one few people not educated in science have the priviledge to encounter. He also emplasises something I believe, but have never seen written about explicitly before - that one huge contribution of science is the realisation that it's entirely possible to live your life and ma [...]

  • María Paz Greene F

    BUENÍSIMO. Me gustó todavía más que el libro anterior, que aunque también es excelente, a veces se siente un poco fanfarrón. La forma de hablar del autor (aunque haya sido transcrito por otros) sigue siendo tan sencilla y genial que dan ganas, dan ganas de seguir la propia pasión y hacer cosas.Dan ganas de todo.La primera parte de este libro es sencillamente ESPECTACULAR la historia de su primera mujer, sus primeros intentos con la ciencia es simplemente demasiado buena. Solo las cartas f [...]

  • J.

    I was enthusiastic about reading this after reading "Surely you're joking Mr. Feynman?". The book is divided into two parts "A Curious Character" which deals with the people who influenced Feynman the most; his father and his wife Arline. Arline and Richard were perfect for each other alas their relationship was bitter sweet. Arline succumbed to tuberculosis and passed away at the age of twenty five. It's not all sad though Arline very much enjoyed seeing Richard succeed but made sure he stayed [...]

  • Mohamed al-Jamri

    هذا الكتاب هو عبارة عن مجموعة من القصص والرسائل التي كتبها عالم الفيزياء الأمريكي ريتشارد فاينمان. في البداية يتحدث عن طفولته وعن دور أبيه في زراعة الفضول فيه والدافع إلى البحث والمعرفة. ثم يتحدث عن زوجته الأولى أرلين وكيف تطوّرت علاقتهما إلى أن توفيت بسبب مرض السل. هناك ذكر [...]

  • Joel

    Once again, Feynman is touching, hilarious, frank, and insightful, all at once. This book, like the one preceding it, Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman, is a transcription of recordings made by Feynman’s drumming partner, Ralph Leighton. I have spent quite a few late nights watching interviews of Feynman on YouTube, including the story about the brown throated thrush, and I could actually hear his voice in my head as I was reading it. This book is not as linear as the first one, being more of [...]

  • Sabbir Ahmed

    রিচার্ড ফাইনম্যান কিভাবে একজন নামকরা বিজ্ঞানী হয়ে উঠলেন?তিনি এর পেছনে তার বাবার অবদানের কথা স্বীকার করেন। তিনি যখন ভূমিষ্ঠও হননি তখন তার বাবা তার মাকে বলেছিল, যদি ছেলে হয় তবে সে হবে একজন বিজ [...]

  • Manab

    অনেকের কাছে নাকী ফাইনম্যানরে আত্মম্ভরী মনে হইছে। আমার কাছে ফাইনম্যানরে একজন চমৎকার খেলুড়ে মনে হয়। কথা নিয়ে, স্মৃতি নিয়ে, এমন কী দুঃখের স্মৃতি, কে জানে, হয়ত পদার্থবিদ্যা নিয়েও!যোগ্যতার অভাব [...]

  • Troy

    I liked this a lot, especially the chapters about Feynman's experiences as a commissioner in the Challenger shuttle accident investigation. The last quote by Feynman at the very end stood out and struck me, as a sort of inter-ocular impact:"It is our responsibility as scientists, knowing the great progress which comes from a satifactory philosophy of ignorance, the great progress which is the fruit of freedom of thought, to proclaim the value of this freedom; to teach how doubt is not to be fear [...]

  • Bee

    "Wonderful anecdotes from a brilliant mind "A mixed bag of fascinating stories that fill in any of the gaps from Fyenman's life that weren't covered in Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman. Insightful and touching. Albeit very scattered and not particularly chronological

  • Phan

    Its not about writing style or just a grand adventure, its about a character. Feyman has it, few people in history had it. I would give the book 4,5 stars but my admiration for him pushed me to give it 5.Well, i had my own indelible journey with him written in my mind. Starting now as 1st of Feb 2016 and go backward:- Finished the book, the large emphasis is placed on Feyman's ''suicidal journey'' with Washington investigation of Challenger disaster 1986. I do enjoy them but not as much as his l [...]

  • Kim

    Really difficult to review this without comparing it to "Surely You're Joking", which is a shame since this book is pretty good all on its own, but is a bit scattershot (which it admits right at the beginning), and about half of it covers the Challenger explosion in more details than I really cared about. For the Feynman completist or NASA disaster junkie this will be really interesting, for the average reader probably not.However the first essay, about how parents can instill a love of learning [...]

  • Muthuvel

    Loved every bit of the words <3What a curious character he was. It was total fun learning from his delightful, hilarious, flamboyant experiences. However the epilogue touched my mind very profoundly regarding hia contemplations on the value of Science! It was an unfathomable feeling occupied with his ideas. "We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility i [...]

  • Lubinka Dimitrova

    To every man is given the key to Heaven. The same key opens the gates of Hell.

  • Tim Mortfenkov

    very soothing.

  • Hind

    It’s Feynman. There’s nothing more to say.

  • Bojan Tunguz

    Richard Feynman is one of the most famous twentieth century Physicists. He is one of those rare scientists who have managed to go beyond the success in the narrow confines of his field of research and become a public celebrity. A big part of this success comes from his persona which combined incredible brilliance with the irreverent and down-to-earth attitude to most problems in life, be they "big" ones like working on the atomic bomb, or the everyday ones that almost all of us are familiar with [...]

  • Tsering

    "Before I was born, my father told my mother, “If it’s a boy, he’s going to be a scientist.” When I was just a little kid, very small in a highchair, my father brought home a lot of little bathroom tiles—seconds—of different colors. We played with them, my father setting them up vertically on my highchair like dominoes, and I would push one end so they would all go down."Part 1 involved mainly of the scientist in the making with travel experiences during various conferences around th [...]

  • Menglong Youk

    "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" is another series of adventures of a legendary physicist Richard P. Feynman, a sequel to "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman". This time, we witness his teenage and adult life, and his early relationship with his father and wife, which didn't show much in the first book. Furthermore, we take a closer look at the details of his experience working with NASA on a committee to investigate the space shuttle disaster in 1986.Personally, I think the first part [...]

  • Judy

    Unlike 'The Meaning of It All,' this book sounds like Feynman - not pretentious, approachable, and appreciative of a wide range of subjects. He's known for being able to explain complex ideas in layman's' terms without resorting to technical terms or vague explanations. And that's the way science should be taught as ideas for which there is supporting evidence. Not as lists of facts and vocabulary words.And yes, I did enjoy the second part of the book about Feynman's participation in the Commis [...]

  • Honest Dave

    This book is a collection of stories told by the Nobel laureate, Richard Feynman. The first half of the book is largely focused on several of Feynman's early influences, particularly his first wife, Arlene. A few of these stories are light, but a lot are emotionally heavy as Feynman recounts how he and Arlene dealt with her battle with tuberculosis. Even in such a trying situation, Richard and Arlene's positive and pragmatic personalities shine through and inspire.The second half of the book con [...]

  • Pooja

    Richard Feynman, a brilliant physicist, an enthusiastic learner, and a down-to-earth person. Backed up by his book "Surely you're joking Mr Feynman", his love for science, his personality, are enhanced through this book. A curious man, always trying to reason out things and to finding why things are the way they're. An enigmatic person who found beauty in simple things, always restless being idle.Most of the book covers on his role in the commission to understand the failure of NASA's Challenger [...]

  • Kerem Cankocak

    Ralph Leighton tarafından derlenen Başkalarının Ne Düşündüğünden Sana Ne, Feynman’ın çok ilgi gören biyografisi "Eminim Şaka Yapıyorsunuz, Bay Feynman”ın devamı niteliğinde. Ancak Feynman bu kitapta çoğunlukla şaka yapmıyor. Ayrıca, bu kitapta konular, düzenliymiş havası vermek için kronolojik olarak sıralanmış olan "Eminim Şaka Yapıyorsunuz Bay Feynman"a göre birbirleriyle daha az ilgili.Başkalarının Ne Düşündüğünden Sana Ne, Feynman'ın kişiliğin [...]

  • Mike

    More by the Laughing Physicist. (Okay, I suspect no one ever coined that phrase about Feynman, but they could have!)Why did I give this one a four stars instead of five like the first volume? It wasn't because the book is any less entertaining, that's for certain. Simply put, the first volume/book had such an impact when I read it that I just had to put it at five stars. Had I read them in reverse order then this is the volume that would be scored a five. (That's symmetry for you - a topic cover [...]

  • Jeff Yoak

    I really love reading the Feynman books. They always inspire me to want to be a better person. I did find that this one was a little slow for me in the second part this time. Already knowing the story of Feynman's involvement in the Challenger investigation, it doesn't make for amazing re-reading in the way that Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! Adventures of a Curious Character does.

  • Jason Lim

    A journey into the mind of one of the most brilliant (and interesting) people of the 20th century. This book is worth reading for his insight into the Challenger accident (and his important role as a member of the Presidential Commission) alone; combined with his recounting of the people who have shaped his life, and his views on the value of science and it's relation to society, this is a great account of Feynman's legacy. If you'd like to learn more about this truly curious character, I'd star [...]

  • Owen O'Neill

    Writing a "review" of this book, which I read many years ago, seems rather pointless. Feynman was brilliant beyond any level that I can comprehend, and he lived a life that was brilliant in the same way: largely incomprehensible and mostly to be marveled at. But Feynman was also funny, quirky and intensely human. This book gives some wonderful insights into that; glimpses of an intellect that was truly "larger than life" in the best sense of the term.

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