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Feynman book is occasion for tribute

The last event in the spring "authors@mit" series on Wednesday, May 6 celebrates the life and legacy of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard P. Feynman (SB '39) and the posthumous publication of The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist (Helix Books).

In this new book, the brilliant scientist reveals his thinking on life, religion, politics, science and everything in between. Speakers at the tribute are Alan Guth, the Weisskopf Professor of Physics and author of The Inflationary Universe; Alan Lightman, the John E. Burchard Professor of Science and Writing and author of Einstein's Dreams; Herman Feshbach, Institute Professor emeritus; and Carl Feynman, Richard Feynman's son. The evening will be introduced by Ruth Seidman, head of Barker Engineering and the Science Libraries.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 7:30pm in Wong Auditorium (Building E51). For more information, call x3-5249 or e-mail The series is sponsored by the MIT Press Bookstore and the Humanities and Dewey Libraries.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 29, 1998.

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