Feynman's Lost Lecture

Feynman's Lost Lecture

The Motions of Planets Around the Sun


On 14 March 1964 Richard Feynman, one of the greatest scientific thinkers of the 20th Century, delivered a lecture entitled 'The Motion of the Planets Around the Sun'. For thirty years this remarkable lecture was believed to be lost. But now Feynman's work has been reconstructed and explained in meticulous, accessible detail, together with a history of ideas of the planets' motions. The result is a vital and absorbing account of one of the fundamental puzzles of science, and an invaluable insight into Feynman's charismatic brilliance.


  • The Goodsteins have gone a long way towards making a tough piece of geometry accessible... The result is fascinating
    John Gribbin, The Times

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David L Goodstein

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Judith R Goodstein

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