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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).


(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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Richard Phillips, 1918–88, U.S. physicist.
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Noun1.Feynman - United States physicist who contributed to the theory of the interaction of photons and electrons (1918-1988)
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To deal with the intrinsic computational complexity of quantum mechanics, without recurring to quantum computation, Feynmann proposed to use quantum systems, already ruled by quantum laws, as analog quantum simulators.
Current computing relies solely upon 1s and 0s, but quantum computing, first envisioned by physicists like the late Nobel laureate Richard Feynmann, saw so-called "qu-bits," quantum bits that can handle a little of both.
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