Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Feynman dreams of a final theory

In 1957 Reviews of Modern Physics published a conference talk by Feynman, Superfluidity and Superconductivity. The last paragraph is fascinating where he laments the problem of finding a theory of superconductivity.
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This highlights just how brilliant BCS were!
Coincidentally, BCS published their theory the same year.

Gell-Mann and Feynman in 1957 

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