Sunday, August 2, 2009

Lectures by Richard Feynman online

The 1964 Messenger Lecture series was given by Richard Feynman and recorded by the BBC. Microsoft is using it to get people to use their new interactive software (which is rather clunky, I must say), but the lectures are worth the trouble of dealing with MS's "hosting" of the archive. Just ignore the MS distractions and enjoy these very accessible lectures. They are also important in considering the history and social context of science.