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← From One Physicist to Another: Lawrence Krauss Reflects on the Life and Work of Richard Feynman

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I don’t know if I appeared bored or not, but my teacher, following our regularly scheduled lesson, gave me a book titled The Character of Physical Law by Richard Feynman and told me to read the chapter on the distinction between past and future. It was my first contact with the notion of entropy and disorder, and like many people before me, including the great physicists Ludwig Boltzmann and Paul Ehrenfest, who killed themselves after devoting much of their careers to developing this subject, it left me befuddled and frustrated.

Ehrenfest, now THAT would have been an interesting scientific biography (not that RPF is not interesting) It is tremendously difficult to find good Ehrenfest biography material in English.

Sun, 20 Mar 2011 04:42:20 UTC | #604900