GWISE March Book Club: What Do You Care What Other People Think? by Richard Feynman

One of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman possessed an unquenchable thirst for adventure and an unparalleled ability to tell the stories of his life. Among the many tales in What Do You Care What Other People Think?—some funny, others intensely moving—we meet Feynman’s first wife, Arlene, who taught him of love’s irreducible mystery as she lay dying in a hospital bed while he worked nearby on the atomic bomb at Los Alamos. We are also given a fascinating narrative of the investigation of the space shuttle Challenger’s explosion in 1986, and we relive the moment when Feynman revealed the disaster’s cause by an elegant experiment: dropping a ring of rubber into a glass of cold water and pulling it out, misshapen.

GWISE has several copies of the book to loan, so please contact Rachel at rcs204@bu.edu to borrow one.

When: Thursday, March 28th
Time: 12pm
Location: Faculty Dining Room (5th floor @ the GSU, Riverview Room)

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