Famous Mr. Feynman: How to Translate a Genius (Part 1) UTICamp-2019
Speaker: Mykola Klymchuk, an English translator, ex-chief editor of Nash Format publisher
Readers fall into two categories: fans of Richard Feynman and those who have not yet read his legendary memoirs. In 2018, they were published in Ukrainian just before the 100th anniversary of the author’s birth.
Who is he and why should we know about him? Richard Feynman was a winner of the Nobel Prize in physics in 1965, a participant in the Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb, a pioneer in the theory of quantum chromodynamics, the author of The Feynman Lectures on Physics, a genius and partner in conversation with other geniuses. He was also a grandmaster of all sorts of pranks, an amateur artist, a first-class safe-breaker and a percussionist.
But don’t be afraid of physics - there are no formulas in this book. It is about life and how adults can preserve their childlike curiosity.
Interpreting into English by Yevgeniy Lobanov and Hanna Poliakova