Richard Feynman

"Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn’t matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough."

"I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers that can’t be questioned."

"You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It’s their mistake, not my failing."

"If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don’t understand quantum mechanics."

The World from another point of view

The famous American physicist Richard Feynman used to take holidays in England. His third wife, Gweneth Howarth, was a native of West Yorkshire, so every year the Feynman family would visit her hometown of Ripponden or the nearby hamlet of Mill Bank.

In 1973 Yorkshire public television made a short film of the Nobel laureate while he was there. The resulting film, Take the World From Another Point of View, was broadcast in America as part of the PBS Nova series. The documentary features a fascinating interview, but what sets it apart from other films on Feynman is the inclusion of a lively conversation he had with the eminent British astrophysicist Fred Hoyle.


New HD upload of all six episodes of the BBC series FUN TO IMAGINE with physicist and Nobel laureate Richard Feynman enjoying himself talking about science. This was originally shot on 16mm film at Feynman's house in Altadena, California, and first broadcast on BBC2 in July 1983. With Chinese and English subtitles courtesy of Lee Jale.

Richard Feynman: Quantum Mechanical View of Reality

In this series of 4 lectures, Richard Feynman introduces the basic ideas of quantum mechanics. The main topics include: the basics, the Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, Bell’s theorem and the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox.

Part 2

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Part 4