Richard Feynman 191B198B

Richard P. Feynman was an American physicist and one of the three men who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965. Feynman, who was a long-term professor at California Institute of Technology, is best known as one of the people who worked on atomic weapons at Los Alamos during World War II. He also discovered what caused the 1986 Challenger explosion.

The idea of atom-by-atom construction was first put forth, in a scientific manner, over 40 years ago by the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman. In 1959, Feynman gave a lecture called "There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom." In his speech, he predicted that an entire encyclopedia would one day fit on the head of a pin and a library with all the world's books would fit in three square yards! Feynman also predicted that microscopic computers, atomic rearrangement, and nanomachines could float in veins.

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