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Richard Phillips Feynman
May 11, 1918
Queens, New York, US
|Died||February 15, 1988
Los Angeles, California, US
|Resting place||Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, California, US|
|Alma mater||Massachusetts Institute of Technology (S.B. 1939)
Princeton University (Ph.D. 1942)
(m. 1941; died 1945)
Mary Louise Bell (m. 1952–1956)
Gweneth Howarth (m. 1960)
California Institute of Technology
|Thesis||The Principle of Least Action in Quantum Mechanics (1942)|
|Doctoral advisor||John Archibald Wheeler|
|Other notable students||
Richard Feynman (11 May 1918 - 15 February 1988) was an American physicist. He was born in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City. He was part of the Manhattan Project team that made the atomic bomb. Feynman won the Nobel Prize in Physics 1965. He was one of the first people to study quantum physics. Feynman added significantly to a branch of science called quantum electrodynamics and invented the Feynman diagram. He died of liposarcoma in Los Angeles, California.
Feynman wrote some best-selling autobiographies, and his lecture notes became popular with physics students and qualified professionals.
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