Richard Feynman: Fun to Imagine | Using physics to explain how the world works
CHANNEL | BBC 2
FIRST BROADCAST | 08 July 1983
DURATION | 12 minutes 19 seconds
Richard Feynman, one of America's most renowned physicists, sits down in an armchair at his Californian home to explain the physics that underpins the world around us. In this first episode, he explores the beauty of the way atoms interact with each other and reveals why fires feel hot.
Feynman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 (jointly with Julian Schwinger and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga). He received the prize for his work on quantum electrodynamics, a theory that describes the interaction between light and matter.
'I get a kick out of thinking about these things.'
Why rubber bands stretch and why magnets are magnetic.
The mystery of magnetic and electrical forces.
Richard Feynman discusses the 'psychology' of mirrors.
Richard Feynman talks about the role of imagination in astronomy.
Feynman ponders the process of thinking.
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