Chosen by the New Scientist - best on-line videos 2007. A set of four priceless archival science video recordings from the University of Auckland (New Zealand) of the outstanding Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman - arguably the greatest science lecturer ever. Although the recording is of modest technical quality the exceptional personal style and unique delivery shine through.
|Richard Feynman Video - The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures - Part 1: Photons - Corpuscles of Light |
A gentle lead-in to the subject, Feynman starts by discussing photons and their properties.
|Richard Feynman Video - The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures - Part 2: Fits of Reflection and Transmission - Quantum Behaviour |
What are reflection and transmission, and how do they work?
|Richard Feynman Video - The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures - Part 3: Electrons and their Interactions. |
Feynman diagrams and the intricacies of particle interaction.
|Richard Feynman Video - The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures - Part 4: New Queries |
What does it mean, and where is it all leading?
Feynman gives us not just a lesson in basic physics but also a deep insight into the scientific mind of a 20th century genius analyzing the approach of the 17th century genius Newton.
For the young scientist, brought up in this age of hi-tech PC/Power Point-based presentations, we also get an object lesson in how to give a lecture with nothing other than a piece of chalk and a blackboard. Furthermore we are shown how to respond with wit and panache to the technical mishaps that are part-and-parcel of the lecturer`s life.
If you are unable to access the streaming video or would like a copy of the lectures, they are available from the University of Auckland, contact email@example.com, or The Tuva Trader.