Chat with the author of
Feynman's Rainbow (2003)
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On Feynman's birthday, May 11 2003, from 9 to 10 PM EDT (US), chat with author,
physicist, and friend of Feynman Leonard Mlodinow. Mlodinow's wonderful new book Feynman's Rainbow is due
out in stores May 15. Here is a description of the book:
Einstein's Dreams meets Tuesdays with Morrie in Leonard Mlodinow's touching
memoir about the guidance granted him by his mentor,
the brilliant physicist Richard Feynman. For some, it was that
special connection with a grandparent or a football coach, a boss, or a cleric.
For Leonard Mlodinow, as a young physicist struggling to find his place in the world, the
relationship that would most profoundly influence his life was with his mentor, the Nobel Prize-winning
physicist Richard Feynman. Drawing on transcripts from his many meetings with Feynman during their
time together at CalTech, Mlodinow shares Feynman's provocative answers to such questions as
"What is the nature of creativity?" and "How does a scientist think?" At once a moving
portrait of a friendship and an affecting account of Feynman's final, creative years, FEYNMAN'S RAINBOW
celebrates the inspiring legacy of one of the greatest
thinkers of our time.
The Tuva Trader