Richard Feynman and the pleasure of finding things out

By Matthew Stibbe Matthew Stibbe
Photo of Richard Feynman, taken in 1984 in the woods of the Robert Treat Paine Estate in Waltham, MA, while he and the photographer worked at Thinking Machines Corporation on the design of the Connection Machine CM-1/CM-2 supercomputer.

The BBC Horizon series has been inspirational for me over my life. For example, the programme Painting by Numbers was one of the main inspirations for my fascination with computers and graphics. (See my article about origin stories for more on this.)

This episode featuring Nobel-prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman is also inspiring, and I share it with you here.

A colleague recently shared this brilliant article from the ever-interesting Farnam Street blog about the Feynman Learning Technique.


Photo credit: Copyright Tamiko Thiel 1984. Richard Feynman at the Robert Treat Paine Estate in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1984