Richard P. Feynman was born in New York City on the 11th May 1918.
He studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he obtained
his B.Sc. in 1939 and at Princeton University where he obtained his Ph.D.
in 1942. He was Research Assistant at Princeton (1940-1941), Professor
of Theoretical Physics at Cornell University (1945-1950), Visiting Professor
and thereafter appointed Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California
Institute of Technology (1950-1959). At present he is Richard Chace Tolman
Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology.
Professor Feynman is a member of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science; the National Academy of Science; in 1965 he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Society, London (Great Britain).
He holds the following awards: Albert Einstein Award (1954, Princeton); Einstein Award (Albert Einstein Award College of Medicine); Lawrence Award (1962).
Richard Feynman is married to Gweneth Howarth, they have a son, Carl Richard (born 22nd April 1961), and a daughter Michelle Catherine (born 13th August 1968).
From Nobel Lectures, Physics 1963-1970, Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1972
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Richard P. Feynman died on February 15, 1988.
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