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Encyclopedia > Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! is an edited collection of reminiscences by Richard Feynman, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist. It expounds upon his human side with a number of personal and mostly humorous anecdotes, detailing everything from his forays into hypnotism to his experiences in topless bars, as well as more serious topics such as the development of the atomic bomb and the death from tuberculosis of Feynman's first wife, Arlene. Richard Phillips Feynman (May 11, 1918–February 15, 1988) (surname pronounced FINE-man; in IPA) was one of the most influential American physicists of the 20th century, expanding greatly the theory of quantum electrodynamics. ... The Nobel Prizes (pronounced no-BELL or no-bell) are awarded annually to people who have done outstanding research, invented groundbreaking techniques or equipment, or made outstanding contributions to society. ... The word physicist should not be confused with physician, which means medical doctor. ... Hypnosis, as defined by the American Psychological Association Division of Psychological Hypnosis, is a procedure during which a health professional or researcher suggests that a client, patient, or experimental participant experience changes in sensations, perceptions, thoughts, or behavior. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 km (11 mi) above the epicenter. ... Tuberculous lungs show up on an X-ray image Tuberculosis is an infection with the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which most commonly affects the lungs (pulmonary TB) but can also affect the central nervous system (meningitis), lymphatic system, circulatory system (miliary TB), genitourinary system, bones and joints. ...


The anecdotes were edited from taped conversations Feynman had with fellow scientist and friend, Ralph Leighton. Its surprise success, having sold more than 500,000 copies, led to a sequel entitled What Do You Care What Other People Think?, also taken from Leighton's taped conversations. In general, a tape recorder, tape deck, or tape machine is any device that records a fluctuating signal by moving a strip of magnetic tape across a tape head, which is a strong electromagnet. ... A scientist is a person who is expert in an area of science and who uses scientific methods in research. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


 
 

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