Fun to imagine by Richard Feynman

storytelling in physics.

fun to imagine by richard feynman

Richard Feynman was an American physicist known particularly for his contributions to quantum electrodynamics. But he was also an artist, a story-teller and an everyday joker whose life was a combination of his intelligence, curiosity and uncertainty.

Like a runner gets a kick out of sweating, Feynman used to get a kick out of thinking. For him, it was a great pleasure to explain physics with the help of stories. In this video, Feynman goes on to describe various physical phenomena in his own unique style.

This video was created from a documentary which was filmed by Christopher Sykes in 1982. Towards the end of the video, he asks Feynman whether it would be possible for an ordinary person like himself to understand physics.

Feynman very candidly replied, "Of course, I was an ordinary person who studied hard! There are no miracle people, it just happens, they got interested in these things and they learned all this stuff. They are just people!"