Feynman, Richard (rus. Фейнман, Ричард) — an outstanding American physicist, a Nobel prize winner, known to be an originator of nanotechnologies.


Richard Phillips Feynman (11.05.1918) - (15.02.1988) is one of the founders of quantum electrodynamics. In 1943-1945, he participated in the development of the atomic bomb at Los Alamos. He developed his path integral formulation in quantum mechanics (1948) and the so-called Feynman diagrams (1949) in quantum field theory, formulations which both describe elementary particle transformations. He proposed the parton model of the nucleon (1969), and the quantum vortex theory. A reformer of physics teaching methods at universities. A Nobel Prize winner in Physics (1965).

In 1959, during his talk at the California Institute of Technology, Feynman was the first to put forward the idea that it is possible to assemble the devices and work with objects of nanoscale. Feynman’s talk was called “There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom.” The word bottom in the title of the lecture meant in the world of a very small scale.

Since 1993, the Feynman Prize has been awarded annually for outstanding achievements in nanotechnology.


Richard Phillips Feynman.
Richard Phillips Feynman.


  • Zaitsev Dmitry D.


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  3. R. FeynmanР. Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman. — W. W. Norton & Company, 1997. — 352 p.

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