A Nobel-winning physicist, inveterate prankster, charismatic speaker, gifted teacher and musician, Feynman (1918-1988) charmed plenty of contemporary and future scientists with accounts of his colorful personal and professional adventures in the bestselling "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" and explained the fundamentals of physics in "Six Easy Pieces." He assisted in the development of the atomic bomb at Los Alamos, expanded the understanding of quantum electrodynamics, translated Mayan hieroglyphics, and -- politics be damned -- cut to the truth behind the Challenger disaster.
Though Feynman has been gone now for many years, his work lives on in quantum physics, computer design, and nanotechnology, and his natural curiosity, excitement and sense of wonder live on in videos like this one... Enjoy!