**Richard Phillips Feynman** ( /ˈfaɪnmən/; May 11, 1918 – February 15, 1988) was an American physicist known for his work in the path integral formulation of

quantum mechanics, the theory of

quantum electrodynamics and the

physics of the superfluidity

? of supercooled liquid

helium, as well as in particle physics

? (he proposed the parton model

?). For his contributions to the development of

quantum electrodynamics,

**Feynman**, jointly with

Julian Schwinger and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga

?, received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965. He developed a widely used pictorial representation scheme for the mathematical expressions governing the behavior of subatomic particles, which later became known as

**Feynman** diagrams. During his lifetime,

**Feynman** became one of the best-known scientists in the world.

He assisted in the development of the atomic bomb and was a member of the panel that investigated the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. In addition to his work in theoretical physics,

**Feynman** has been credited with pioneering the field of quantum computing, and introducing the concept of nanotechnology

?. He held the Richard Chace Tolman professorship in theoretical physics at the California Institute of Technology. (wikipedia)

See Also

**16.18 - Magnetism - Feynman**
**Figure 4.14 - Feynmans Triplet Structures of the Proton and Neutron**
**Figure 7B.09 - Feynmans Triplet Structure of Photon**
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