Learn physics from a master

by Eric on July 16, 2009

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.


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