Richard Feynman born May 11, 1918 was an American theoretical physicist, best known for his work in the he is considered one of the most iconic, influential and inspiring scientists of the 20th century. In 1965 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics.
Early in his life Feynman showed great aptitude for science and participated in the Manhattan Project, assisting in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II and later became known to a wider public in the 1980’s as a key member of the Rogers Commission, the panel that investigated the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster and eventually solved the mystery of the explosion.
Outside of his work in theoretical physics, Feynman has also been credited with pioneering the field of quantum computing, and introducing the concept of nanotechnology. Through this film and interviews with family, friends and colleagues we learn the story of the most captivating communicator in the history of science.