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Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! Setting & Symbolism

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Far Rockawayappears in non-fiction

A neighborhood in Queens, New York, where Feynman is born and raised.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)appears in non-fiction

Prominent school of science and engineering where Dr. Feynman earns his undergraduate degree.

Princeton Universityappears in non-fiction

Feynman earns his Ph.D. at this Ivy league institution.

The Manhattan Projectappears in non-fiction

The name given to the mission to develop the first nuclear weapons during World War II.

Los Alamos, New Mexicoappears in non-fiction

Site of the Manhattan Project's weapons research and design laboratory.

Cornell Universityappears in non-fiction

Ivy League university in Ithaca, New York. Feynman works there briefly, as a professor, before finally settling at CalTech.

The California Institute of Technology (CalTech)appears in non-fiction

Famed university and research center where Dr. Feynman spends the bulk of his career as a professor.

Albuquerqueappears in non-fiction

Largest city in New Mexico, approximately 100 miles...

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