was May 11 in the year 1918 when Richard P.Feynman was born
in Brooklyn. As a child, Feynman was always fascinated with
puzzles and anything relating to science. Feynman would
take all he learned and turn it into something he could
call his own.
During World War II, he was one of the scientist working
on the atom bomb at Los Alamos. There he found ways to crack
into top-secret safes (he would do this for his own childish
amusement). In 1939, he received his Bachelor of Science
Degree at MIT and his Doctorate from the University of Princeton
in 1942 That same year he got married to Arlene Greenbaum,
his childhood sweetheart. Arlene died three years later
as a result of tuberculosis in her lymphatic system. It
took many years for Feynman to get over Arlenes death;
however, he did remarry soon. Louise Bell was his next wife,
but they divorced soon after. Years later he was invited
by other scientists to speak at the annual meeting of the
American Physical Society, there he spoke of Nanotechnology;
the science in which things are created smaller than atoms.
Throughout the speech he challenged the audience to create
an electrical motor of a 1/64 inch cube, and reduce a page
by a factor of 25,000 in each side. Then in 1960, he married
Gweneth Howarth, this marriage was successful and the two
had a fulfilling relationship.
In 1986, Feynman was put in charged of investigating the
cause for the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger.
Days later he identified the problem, the day before the
launch the weather was extremely cold, this caused ice to
build on the shuttle. The ice caused the rubber to lose
its resilience, thus it caused the shuttle to explode.
Feynman loved science so much that he was almost cruel
to others who were not as dedicated as him. With this in
mind, Feynman decided to teach at the California Institute
of Technology. He did this until his death from cancer in