The Fenyman Technique is essentially Richard Feynman’s approach to learning complex subjects. Richard Feynman (1918-1988) was an American physicist, known for his work in quantum mechanics, for which he won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965.
Feynman was also:
- known for his work on the Manhattan Project (the wartime US Army project at Los Alamos Lab to develop an atomic bomb) during WWII. Looking back, Feynman thought his decision to work on the Manhattan Project was justified at the time, but regretted continuing with the project after the defeat of Nazi Germany. Feynman fell into a period of depression after the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945.
- credited with introducing the concept of nanotechnology in 1959.
- the key scientist who discovered the cause of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986.