# Mathematician:Richard Phillips Feynman

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## Mathematician

American theoretical physicist, known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as in particle physics for which he proposed the parton model.

Unaccountably suffered professional discrimination early in his career on account of his being Jewish.

## Nationality

American, of East European ancestry

## History

- Born: 11 May 1918 in Manhattan, New York, USA
- Died: 15 February 1988 in Los Angeles, California, USA

## Theorems and Definitions

- Feynman Diagram
- Feynman-Kac Formula (with Mark Kac)
- Feynman's Technique (also known as Leibniz's Integral Rule for Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz)

Results named for **Richard Phillips Feynman** can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for **Richard Phillips Feynman** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1961:
*Quantum Electrodynamics* - 1961:
*The Theory of Fundamental Processes* - 1963 -- 65:
*The Feynman Lectures on Physics*(3 volumes) - 1965:
*The Character of Physical Law* - 1985:
*QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter* - 1985:
*Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!*(edited by Ralph Leighton) - 1988:
*What Do You Care What Other People Think?*(edited by Ralph Leighton) - 1994:
*Six Easy Pieces* - 1997:
*Six Not-So-Easy Pieces*. - 1998:
*The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen Scientist* - 1999:
*The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman*(edited by Jeffrey Robbins)

## Sources

- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Richard Phillips Feynman": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

- 2014: Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson:
*The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics*(5th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**Feynman, Richard Phillips**(1918-88)