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 (fīn′mən), Richard Phillips 1918-1988.
American physicist. He shared a 1965 Nobel Prize for research in quantum electrodynamics and is known for his writings on physics, especially The Feynman Lectures on Physics (3 volumes, 1963).
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(Biography) Richard. 1918–88, US physicist, noted for his research on quantum electrodynamics; shared the Nobel prize for physics in 1965
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(ˈfaɪn mən)

Richard Phillips, 1918–88, U.S. physicist.
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