[ fahyn-muh n ]
/ ˈfaɪn mən /
Richard Phillips,1918–1988, U.S. physicist: Nobel Prize 1965.
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British Dictionary definitions for feynman
/ (ˈfaɪnmən) /
Richard . 1918–88, US physicist, noted for his research on quantum electrodynamics; shared the Nobel prize for physics in 1965
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Scientific definitions for feynman
Richard Phillips 1918-1988
[ fīn′mən ]
American physicist who developed the theory of quantum electrodynamics, laying the foundation for all other quantum field theories. His approach combined quantum mechanics and relativity theory, and exploited a method using diagrams of particle interactions to greatly simplify calculations. For this work he shared with American physicist Julian Schwinger and Japanese physicist Sin-Itiro Tomonaga the 1965 Nobel Prize for physics.
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