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The Buzz: Feynman Lectures Online

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In 1964, Richard Feynman delivered a series of seven lectures to students at Cornell University on “The Character of Physical Law.” Decades later, the video footage of the lectures was purchased by Bill Gates—who has said that Feynman could have inspired him to go into physics rather than software—and on Wednesday, Microsoft Research announced that the lectures will be made available on a specially-created website, along with commentary from other physicists, full transcripts of the lectures, and additional related content. The project, called Tuva after an area in Russia where Feynman hoped to travel but never reached, will eventually include more of Feynman’s lectures.