On Cairnarvon’s blog, I have found an interesting interview with Richard Feynman (who died in 1988), the particle physicist and nobel laureate you surely know. It’s hosted on Youtube in 5×10 min parts. I found it a very worthwile interview with a relaxed, contemplative and joyful Feynman. I’ll quote the interview description for your convenience:
Richard P. Feynman (1918-1988), scientist, teacher, raconteur, and
musician. He assisted in the development of the atomic bomb, expanded
the understanding of quantum electrodynamics, translated Mayan
hieroglyphics, and cut to the heart of the Challenger disaster. But
beyond all of that, Richard Feynman was a unique and multi-faceted
THE PLEASURE OF FINDING THINGS OUT was filmed in
1981 and will delight and inspire anyone who would like to share
something of the joys of scientific discovery. Feynman is a master
storyteller, and his tales — about childhood, Los Alamos and the Bomb,
or how he won a Nobel Prize — are a vivid and entertaining insight
into the mind of a great scientist at work and play.
On a sidenote, I really enjoy the advancement of online video made in the recent years. In the old days, when bulletin board systems were the state of the art, I could never have imagined myself sitting in front of a desktop computer watching highly interesting interviews, discussions, debates, documentaries or even whole lectures by famous scientists, politicians or other people of importance. If you use it the right way, the world wide web is really a gift for the inquiring mind.