Thursday, May 15, 2008

Book review--"Feynman's Rainbow: A Search for Beauty in Physics and in Life"

Feynman's Rainbow: A Search for Beauty in Physics and in Life


Leonard Mlodinow

ISBN: 0759547599

"This is another amazing book about the personality and point of views of Richard Feynman. In the early 80’s, Leonard Mlodinow, a recent doctor admitted at Caltech, has doubts about his future career and his role as a scientist. However, he had the honor to have his office located in the same hall of Feynman’s office. By his talks to Feynman (which some of them were recorded and the transcripts are in the book), Mlodinow grasps his ideas about the importance of imagination, love, beauty, and dedication in science, and his point of view about life. I highly recommend this book for graduate students who aren't sure of their future careers or for undergraduate students who want to understand how a scientist’s brilliant mind works."--Bruna.

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