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Join the Caltech community for a celebration of Richard Feynman’s life & legacy, on the occasion of his 100th birthday.
Looking back at the astounding changes in our world over the past 100 years, we can only marvel at what’s to come. Here we honor Feynman's adventures as scientist, teacher, explainer, and general enthusiast for finding things out. The Evening Celebration on Friday, May 11 will feature talks by scientists, family, friends, and those who hope to continue his legacy, including Kip Thorne (Nobel Prize, Physics 2017; Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus, Caltech), Thomas F. Rosenbaum (President, Caltech; Sonja and William Davidow Presidential Chair and Professor of Physics), Freeman Dyson (Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton), John Preskill (Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Caltech), Richard's sister Joan Feynman (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and his daughter, Michelle Feynman.
Feynman looked toward the future with enthusiasm and curiosity. The day-long Symposium on Saturday, May 12 will have leading scientists survey the current frontiers of knowledge and share their vision of where science is heading. Invited speakers include: David Gross (Nobel Prize, Physics 2004; Chancellor’s Chair Professor of Theoretical Physics; former Director of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UC Santa Barbara), Hirosi Ooguri (Fred Kavli Professor of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Caltech; Director of the Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics), Lisa Randall (Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science, Harvard University), and Michael Turner (Rauner Distinguished Service Professor; Director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago). These are the talks that Richard Feynman would have wanted to attend.
Please Note: The Feynman 100 events are free but tickets are required. The Friday and Saturday events will be ticketed separately. For more details about the celebration's speakers and activities, please visit the official event website, here.
The Kavli Nanoscience Institute is a proud sponsor of Feynman 100. Read about Richard Feynman's impact on the KNI here.