Richard Feynman is famous as one of the most prolific physicists of the modern era, helping to develop the atomic bomb, winning the Nobel prize, and developing some of the most influential lectures for physics ever. This GN provides a biography for Feynman, including scenes from his childhood and personal life as well as a detailed focus of his time at Los Alamos, MIT, Cornell, and Caltech. This book closely follows similar narratives to the popular "Surely you're joking Mr. Feynman", but has detailed explanations and illustrations in the back half of the Feynman lectures and the Alix Mautner Lectures which are arguably some of the most approachable and understandable explanations of quantum physics ever developed.

Why should I read this book?

This book would help to provide motivation for high school students. The book does get heavier and more technical in the back end, but stays at a very readable and understandable level for a teenage audience throughout.

Who is this book best for?

Juniors / seniors in high school interested in physics, or just wanted to hear more about the golden age of physics.

Challenge Rating: Potential Challenge

There are minor sexual themes including Feyman's proclivities for working on research inside of strip clubs and at nude / scantily clad beaches & watering holes.

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Note: this graphic novel is also available in French as “Feynman “Si c’est lui l’homme le plus intelligent au monde, on est dans de beaux draps!”.