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Richard Feynman/ QED Play

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Richard Feynman/ <i>QED</i> Play

Richard Feynman/ QED Play

Richard Feynman/ QED Play

Only Available in Archive Formats.


Guests:
Peter Parnell
* Playwright, QED
* Screenwriter, Cider House Rules
* Culver City, California

Ralph Leighton
* Friend of Richard Feynman
* Author, Tuva or Bust: Richard Feynman's Last Journey (W.W. Norton, 1991)
* Consultant, QED
* San Francisco, California

Steven Weinberg
* Professor, Physics
* University of Texas, Austin
* Nobel Prize Winner, 1979
* Austin, Texas

These days, scientists turning up on stage and screen are the stars of the show....no longer one dimensional, pocket-protector-sporting geeks with crazy hair. In this hour, we'll talk with playwright Peter Parnell about his new play QED, a look into the life of physicist Richard Feynman. What are the challenges of putting science on the stage? We'll also talk with friends of Mr. Feynman about the challenges of being true to Mr. Feynman's memory.