OU on the BBC: The Fantastic Mr Feynman

A new documentary on Richard Feynman delves into the BBC's extensive archives to use the words of the man himself, his admirers, and those who knew him best

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Richard Feynman Copyrighted image Copyright: With kind permission of the Feynman family Photo taken by Feynman's daughter shortly before he passed away

Feynman solved the mystery of the Challenger Shuttle catastrophe, helped design the atomic bomb, won a Nobel Prize and wrote the most celebrated introduction to physics ever penned.

Using the words of the man himself, his admirers, and those who knew him best, as well as some of today's leading scientists, this documentary offers a fascinating insight into one of the most iconic, influential and inspiring scientists of the 20th century. 

Find out more about Feynman and his work below with our exclusive OpenLearn content, and visit the BBC pages