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FEYNMAN, RICHARD P.
"TALK AT VANCOUVER NEW PARTICLES ETC."  VANCOUVER, CANADA, 22 NOVEMBER, 1975.
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PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY OF RICHARD P. FEYNMAN

FEYNMAN, RICHARD P.
"TALK AT VANCOUVER NEW PARTICLES ETC."  VANCOUVER, CANADA, 22 NOVEMBER, 1975.
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Details & Cataloguing

History of Science & Technology, Including the Nobel Prize and Papers of Richard P. Feynman

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FEYNMAN, RICHARD P.
"TALK AT VANCOUVER NEW PARTICLES ETC."  VANCOUVER, CANADA, 22 NOVEMBER, 1975.
Autograph manuscript, 4 pp (8 1/2 x 11 in), in black ballpoint pen on yellow lined paper, creases where previously folded, being a detailed draft for a talk given to the Canadian Association of Physics Students, in Vancouver, Canada, on new developments relating to QED. The talk is clearly geared towards those with at least a graduate level understand of Physics.
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Literature

The transparencies prepared for this talk are located in the Richard Phillips Feynman archive at the California Institute of Technology.

Catalogue Note

As James Gleick notes in his excellent biography of Feynman, Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman, nearly all of Feynman's work originated in the spoken word. While Gleick provides a bibliography of some of Feynman's work in Genius, it is known that there is no one authoritative bibliography of his work. The present paper, as is often the case, is not recorded in Glieck's bibliography or elsewhere that we can see, however, Feynman does mention the talk briefly in "Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman!":

"In Canada they have a big association of physics students. They have meetings; they give papers, and so on. One time the Vancouver chapter wanted to have me come and talk to them. The girl in charge of it arranged with my secretary to fly all the way to Los Angeles without telling me. She just walked into my office. She was really cute, a beautiful blonde. (That helped; it's not supposed to, but it did.) And I was impressed that the students in Vancouver had financed the whole thing. They treated me so nicely in Vancouver that now I know the secret of how to really be entertained and give talks: Wait for the students to ask you." (Richard Feynman, "Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman!" p. 343). 

History of Science & Technology, Including the Nobel Prize and Papers of Richard P. Feynman

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