Richard Feynman
#108 Overall Influence

Richard Feynman

American theoretical physicist

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Why is this person notable and influential?

Richard Phillips Feynman ForMemRS was an American theoretical physicist, known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as his work in particle physics for which he proposed the parton model. For contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics, Feynman received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 jointly with Julian Schwinger and Shin’ichirō Tomonaga.
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Schools

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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California Institute of Technology
California Institute of Technology

Private research university located in Pasadena, California

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Cornell University
Cornell University

Private university in Ithaca

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Princeton University
Princeton University

Private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?
  • Feynman's Lost Lecture: The Motion of Planets Around the Sun
  • Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!
  • The Pleasure of Finding Things Out
  • The Character of Physical Law
  • The Meaning of It All
  • What Do You Care What Other People Think?
  • Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track
  • QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this person influential?
#8 World Rank #1 USA Rank
Physics