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Advanced electron microscope is installed

BERKELEY, Calif., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. physicists have installed the world's most powerful transmission electron microscope, which produces images of less than half a 10-billionth of a meter.

Scientists to be featured on new stamps

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Four American scientists, including three Nobel Prize winners, will be featured on 37-cent stamps beginning in April, the U.S. Postal Service announced Friday.

Nanoscience community honors its own

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Nanotechnology is a term just beginning to receive public attention, but the top researchers and communicators in the scientific discipline already have awards to strive for and the latest group of winners was named Sunday at a conference.

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Alan Alda plays a genius facing mortality

NEW YORK, Calif., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Alan Alda is creating a complete portrait of screwball genius facing mortality in an absorbing new Peter Parnell play titled "QED" at Lincoln Center.

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Richard Phillips Feynman (pronounced /ˈfaɪnmən/; May 11, 1918 – February 15, 1988) was an American physicist known for 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 work in particle physics (he proposed the parton model). For his contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics, Feynman received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965, together with Julian Schwinger and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga. Feynman 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 and after his death, Feynman became one of the most publicly 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 (creation of devices at the molecular scale). He held the Richard Chace Tolman professorship in theoretical physics at Caltech.

Feynman was a keen popularizer of physics in both his books and lectures, notably a 1959 talk on top-down nanotechnology called There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom, and The Feynman Lectures on Physics. Feynman is also known for his semi-autobiographical books Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! and What Do You Care What Other People Think?, and through books about him, such as Tuva or Bust! He was also known as a prankster, juggler, safecracker, and a proud amateur painter and bongo player. Richard Feynman was regarded as an eccentric and a free spirit. He liked to pursue multiple, seemingly unrelated, paths, such as biology, art, percussion, Maya hieroglyphs, and lock picking.

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