Richard Feynman: Fun to Imagine | Using physics to explain how the world works

Fun to Imagine | 1: Jiggling Atoms

'I get a kick out of thinking about these things.'

CHANNEL | BBC 2

FIRST BROADCAST | 08 July 1983

DURATION | 12 minutes 19 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1983

Synopsis

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.

Did you know?

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.

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