Richard Feynman

1918 - 1988

Richard Feynman

Richard Phillips Feynman (; May 11, 1918 – February 15, 1988) was an American theoretical physicist, known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as his work in particle physics for which he proposed the parton model. For contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics, Feynman received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 jointly with Julian Schwinger and Shin'ichirō Tomonaga. Feynman developed a widely used pictorial representation scheme for the mathematical expressions describing the behavior of subatomic particles, which later became known as Feynman diagrams. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Feynman has received more than 6,629,098 page views. His biography is available in 103 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 33rd most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Richard Feynman ranks 33 out of 659Before him are J. J. Thomson, Henry Cavendish, Luigi Galvani, Daniel Bernoulli, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, and Paul Dirac. After him are Gustav Kirchhoff, Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, Louis de Broglie, Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Ludwig Boltzmann, and Philipp Lenard.

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Among people born in 1918, Richard Feynman ranks 7Before him are Nelson Mandela, Nicolae Ceaușescu, Ingmar Bergman, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Anwar Sadat, and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. After him are Rita Hayworth, Kurt Waldheim, Louis Althusser, Leonard Bernstein, Robert Wadlow, and Jørn Utzon. Among people deceased in 1988, Richard Feynman ranks 1After him are Enzo Ferrari, Valery Legasov, Georgy Malenkov, Nico, Chet Baker, Ernst Ruska, Robert A. Heinlein, Nikolaas Tinbergen, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, and Roy Orbison.

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Among people born in United States, Richard Feynman ranks 115 out of 12,171Before him are William Faulkner (1897), Katharine Hepburn (1907), Douglas MacArthur (1880), Barack Obama (1961), Dick Cheney (1941), and Martin Scorsese (1942). After him are Grace Hopper (1906), Gerald Ford (1913), William James (1842), Ray Charles (1930), John Adams (1735), and Carl Rogers (1902).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Richard Feynman ranks 1After him are Robert Andrews Millikan (1868), Carl David Anderson (1905), J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904), John Bardeen (1908), Clinton Davisson (1881), Arthur Compton (1892), Owen Chamberlain (1920), Ernest Lawrence (1901), Barry Barish (1936), Percy Williams Bridgman (1882), and Murray Gell-Mann (1929).