Richard Feynman: Dick.

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Nobel-prize winning Professor Richard Feynman is known not only for his dramatic contributions to theoretical physics, his teaching of physics and his testimony on the Challenger disaster, but also for his unconventional life. Noted for picking locks, questioning authority, and unapologetic playing of bongos, the physics superstar also dabbled in life drawing and testified to the acceptability of sexwork in the community.

In this talk, I'll mix comedy, physics and biographical details to explain why Feynman is famous (in a way suitable for people who haven't studied physics past school) and also why we should beware of buying into his personality cult.

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