Gleick, James. Genius The Life and Science of Richard Feynman. Open Road Media, 2014.

I referred to this book a lot when creating my first (unused) speech draft. It also gave me insights into the wants and fears (especially the fears) that Feynman didn’t show to others, even in his books. It also provided a starting point for looking into Feynman diagrams.


Feynman, Richard P. SURELY YOU’RE JOKING, MR. FEYNMAN!: Adventures of a Curious Character. W W NORTON, 1997

This is the book that really got me into Feynman. It’s entertaining, funny, and very interesting, and it contained many of the stories/personality traits I used in my project. 

This is literally the last third of my eminent speech.


Feynman, Richard P. WHAT DO YOU CARE WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK?: Further Adventures of a Curious Character. W W NORTON, 2001.

This book also helped get me into Feynman, and did what Surely you’re joking, Mr. Feynman did, to a lesser extend. However, the most important thing to note is that the second half of this book is entirely devoted to the space shuttle Challenger investigation, so I used it to clear up details about the incident when creating my second speech draft (the one that I used).

This documentary showed me a bit about Feynman’s way of speaking, and it also showed what others thought of him.

Most of the stuff I knew about Feynman’s way of speaking, accent, and social mannerisms, I learned from this (really old) documentary.

This website showed me the basics of how to create and interpret Feynman Diagrams.

This gave me the details on Feynman’s safe-cracking shenanigans, which was the thing I talked about the most when at my learning centre, mainly because it was fun and interesting.

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