Science: The Feynman Awards

In the tight little world of U.S. science, Caltech's Richard P. Feynman, 42, is almost as famed for far-out humor as for his professional accomplishments. One of the nation's most gifted teachers and researchers in the field of quantum mechanics. Feynman is also one of the most gifted safecrackers currently at large: during World War II he whiled away dull hours at Los Alamos by opening his colleagues' safes and emptying them of their top-secret contents. Accustomed as they were to such Feynman showstoppers as proving that his sense of smell is as...

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