I am currently reading ‘You are surely joking Mr. Feynman’ – a short sketch of Feynman’s life. Richard Feynman was one of the greatest physicist of the time and notably a curious human being (more about Feynman and his book, later). Feynman was a keen popularizer of physics in both his books and lectures, notably The Feynman Lectures on Physics. I was waiting for these lectures to be available online from the time Bill Gates said in the interview that he had bought the lectures and would make them available online for free.
Project Tuva presents Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman’s Messenger Series lectures within a new video player. This enhanced video player features searchable video, linked transcripts, user notes, and interactive extras.
Even though one might not understand the subject (or even if you are not interested in the subject), attending Feynman’s virtual class would be fun.
The project is sponsored by
1) Tony Hey, Corporate Vice President, External Research, Microsoft Research
2) Rick Rashid, Senior Vice President, Microsoft Research
3) Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft Corporation
And developed by Microsoft Reasearch along with Stimulant. The UI is designed well using Silverlight and video streaming is also of good quality.
Update: Feynman used to draw secretly, a semi-secret artist. His drawings are published as a book titled “The Art of Richard P. Feynman: Images by a Curious Character”. He declares-
“I wanted to convey an emotion I have about the beauty of the world…this feeling about the glories of the universe.”
More information is available at Brainpickings.