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Richard P. Feynman – Physics Lectures

Compton_qedRichard P. Feynman (1918 – 1988), Nobel laureate and long-time Caltech prof is one of the most celebrated physicists of the 20th century. A beloved figure in his science who strove to make the world of physics more accessible to the general public, Feynman was known to his students as “the Great Explainer.”

Caltech has made all three volumes of The Feynman Lectures On Physics, the celebrated textbook, available to read online for free.

In 1964 Feynman delivered a series of seven hour-long lectures at Cornell University. Those lectures were recorded by the BBC. Watch them here.

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String Theory: The Evolution Of Einstein’s Unified Field

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The essential idea behind string theory is this: all of the different ‘fundamental ‘ particles of the Standard Model are really just different manifestations of one basic object: a string. How can that be? Well, we would ordinarily picture an electron, for instance, as a point with no internal structure. A point cannot do anything but move. But with strings…More>>