Thursday, March 13, 2008

Richard Feynman on worthwhile problems


Over at Scientific Indian blog, Selva has posted a fascinating letter from Richard Feynman to one of his former students. The letter is about what kinds of problems are worthwhile for a scientist to work on. The answer is not what you would think it is; it's far simpler!

3 Comments:

  1. pradeepkumar said...

    Very interesting letter. Thanks.
    You may be interested to read this as well
    http://www.dimaggio.org/Heroes/richard_feynman.htm

  2. Anonymous said...

    Amongst other things, Richard Hamming also has an interesting take on "important" research problems in his talk "You and your research".

    http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~robins/YouAndYourResearch.
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  3. sunit said...

    Thanks dude .