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Richard Feynman on why science adds beauty in the Universe: it does not subtract

‘It only adds. I don’t understand how it subtracts.’

Throughout the 20th century, the prominent US theoretical physicist Richard Feynman gained a reputation as an eloquent and accessible public spokesperson for science and enquiry. This short film, with audio excerpted from a 1981 BBC documentary on Feynman titled The Pleasure of Finding Things Out, features Feynman explaining why he believes beauty reveals itself through science, investigation and uncertainty.

Director: Reid Gower

23 October 2015

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