Richard Feynman was a pretty big deal. The American physicist had an enormous impact on science in the 20th century. He won a Nobel Prize for his work on quantum electrodynamics, which we can't say we completely understand, but was a super-big deal. He helped build the atomic bomb, too, as part of the Manhattan Project – and lived to regret it. He even played an important role in the inquiry into the Challenger space shuttle disaster. And he was charming and jovial and easy to understand. In 1993, just a few years after he died, the BBC produced a documentary about the man and his work, including interviews with Feynman himself. It's an hour and a half long and you can watch it right here:
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