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.

The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures - Part 1 : Photons - Corpuscles of LightRichard 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.

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The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures - Part 2 : Fits of Reflection and Transmission - Quantum BehaviourRichard 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?

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The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures - Part 3: Electrons and their InteractionsRichard Feynman Video - The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures - Part 3: Electrons and their Interactions.

Feynman diagrams and the intricacies of particle interaction.

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The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures - Part 4: New QueriesRichard Feynman Video - The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures - Part 4: New Queries

What does it mean, and where is it all leading?

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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 physics@auckland.ac.nz, or The Tuva Trader.


 

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