By Amanda Wong
Say hello to Dr Richard Feynman, who has been a part of your everyday life.
It is to him that you owe a debt to, for everyday conveniences, from the barcode scanner at the supermarket, to your home’s fibre broadband connection, and the Google Maps app on your smartphone.
The late American theoretical physicist, who worked on the atomic bomb in the early part of his career, received the Nobel Prize in 1965 for his breakthroughs in quantum mechanics — the basis of modern physics, and many technological advances today.
But for the man-in-the-street, who like myself, cannot tell a photon from a Pringle, Dr Feynman hardly means anything. That, however, might change.
The ArtScience Museum’s latest exhibition, All Possible Paths: Richard Feynman’s Curious Life, offers a view of the man as an inspiration to the yolo generation – someone who lived life to the fullest.