Standpoint: Feynman, Harassment, plus the Culture of Science

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Content note: this short article contains conversation of intimate harassment.

W hen household buddies heard that i needed to be always a physicist, I happened to be gifted not just one but two copies of “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! ”: (activities of the interested Character). Primarily autobiographical, Clearly You’re Joking is an accumulation anecdotes through the physicist Richard Feynman that span his youth, focus on the Manhattan task, and experiences as being a Caltech teacher within the 60’s and 70’s, from which point he had been well-established among the best minds of this twentieth century.