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Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! - Part 2: Master Minds Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: Master Minds Summary and Analysis

Feynman works with his graduate advisor, John Wheeler, on a problem concerning forces on electrons. They make some impressive progress with this very difficult problem, and Dr. Wheeler encourages Feynman to give a talk on the subject (since he believes it would do him some good to gain some speaking/presenting experience).

Dr. Eugene Wigner takes an interest in the work Wheeler and Feynman are doing, and invites several very famous physicists to attend it: Norris Russell, Johnny von Neumann, Wolfgang Pauli, and Albert Einstein. Feynman is very nervous. He is only a student, giving his first technical talk, and yet many of the world's most famous scientists will be attending his lecture.

Afterwards, Pauli and Einstein politely argue the pros and cons of Feynman's idea. Years later, Feynman understands why the theory he and Dr. Wheeler...

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