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Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! - Part 4: The Dignified Professor Summary & Analysis

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Part 4: The Dignified Professor Summary and Analysis

After Feynman finishes his work in Lost Alamos, he takes a professorship at Cornell, that he gains through his association with Hans Bethe in the Manhattan project. In his new life as a professor, he self-consciously wants to present himself as a "distinguished gentleman."

When he arrives in Ithaca he decides to take a taxi instead of walking or taking the bus, because he feels it makes him appear more distinguished. He asks to be taken to a hotel, but soon learns there are no vacant rooms in town, and he is forced to spend his first night as a "distinguished professor" at Cornell on a couch in one of the campus lobbies.

During this time Feynman attempts to begin dating for the first time since the death of his wife but soon realizes women...

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