Thursday, April 03, 2008

Feynman and the Music of Physics

Symmetry Breaking has an interesting, short article on Feynman and his bongo-playing. If you've read any of Feynman's biography (Glick's "Genius" is a good one), you'll know that he doesn't like any kind of "structured" music, but rather the more primitive, tribal rhythm.

So here's the video of Richard Feynman during one of his finest hours. :)



Michael A. Gottlieb said...

As a point of interest: This video of Ralph Leighton and Richard Feynman drumming was made only one month before Feynman died of cancer, which he had been suffering from for years. Feynman was an amazingly spirited man, full of life, to the very end.

ZapperZ said...

Thank you for the info. I did not know that they other person was Ralph Leighton.