Richard P. Feynman


Born: 5/11/1918 in New York City, New York, USA
Died: 2/15/1988
Age: 69
Cause of death: ruptured duodenal ulcer

Full name: Richard Phillips Feynman
Noted For: physicist; developed Feynman diagrams to express the behavior of subatomic particles. Co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (1965). Wrote Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (1985). Served on the Rogers Commission, which investigated the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster (1986) and highlighted NASA management's lack of expertise in engineering and safety issues.