Microsoft’s Project Tuva recently released video telecines of Richard Feynman giving the Messenger Lectures at Cornell University in 1964.
The lectures are delivered using the Microsoft’s Silverlight plug-in (Mac and PC!) featuring “searchable video, linked transcripts, notes, and interactive extras.”
It is quite charming to watch a natural lecturer like Feynman, encumbered by his microphone cable, pacing back and forth, sneaking a glance at his notes, yet still maintaining a breezy tone.
So far, there are 7 videos on the site:
- Lecture 1: Law Gravitation — An Example of A Natural Law
- Lecture 2: The Relation of Mathematics and Physics
- Lecture 3: The Great Conservation Principles
- Lecture 4: Symmetry in Physical Law
- Lecture 5: The Distinction of Past and Future
- Lecture 6: Probability and Uncertainty — The Quantum View of Nature
- Lecture 7: Seeking New Laws
The lectures were delivered to a largely undergraduate audience, so while the topics may be advanced, they should be entertaining and informative to anyone with an interest in science.
H/T to Cosmic Variance.