My #ScienceHero is Richard Feynman





Science heroes, we all have them. We would like to advocate for scientific careers by showing the diversity that this profession reflects and to give you and your personal story a well deserved platform. Perhaps your personal story will inspire others to tell theirs. #ScienceHero



Story by Prateep Beed

My personal science hero is Richard Feynman. In my opinion the ‘science’ that scientists do needs to be communicated to the public. We publish papers, write grants and depend on taxpayers’ money to support our research but very little is done to ‘communicate’ the science back to the ‘community’ in easily understandable prose.

Richard Feynman elegantly and convincingly explained his work in quantum physics to one and many. Through wit, humour and simple examples of things that we can easily relate to in our daily lives, he delivered some of the most beautiful lectures. A glimpse of his rhetoric can be found in books like the semi-autobiographical work titled ‘Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!’ or ‘Six Easy Pieces’. Richard Feynman received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 for his work in quantum physics.

Falling Walls Lab gives all of us the chance to be effective science communicators (albeit in 3 minutes). Use the platform to tell the wider community about you and your science. It matters! 

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Prateep Beed, Falling Walls Lab Finalist of 2012 and 2013

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