Happy 100th Birthday to the Father of Nanotech!

Happy 100th Birthday to the Father of Nanotech!

Richard Feynman, the "Father of Nanotechnology," was born on this day in 1918.

Happy 100th birthday to Richard Feynman! The “Father of Nanotechnology” was born on this date in 1918, though the lessons he taught the world are timeless.

Besides being a brilliant physicist and Nobel laureate, Feynman was constantly curious about the natural world about him. He was fascinated by ant trails, played the bongo drums, and was skilled at cracking safes. Indeed, his curiosity and questioning of everything led him to some of his most famous discoveries.

Observing a plate wobbling after being tossed in the air while working at Cornell University was a key for his Nobel-Prize-winning theory of quantum electrodynamics. Feynman noted in his autobiography that “The whole business that I got the Nobel Prize for came from that piddling around with the wobbling plate.”

Children are naturally curious, and applied curiosity can lead to innovation. That’s why Omni Nano is devoted to sparking and fanning the flames of curiosity for STEM in all students.

Check out this article for more fun facts: A celebration of curiosity for Feynman’s 100th birthday

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Nanotechnology students at West LA College operating an Hitachi Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM).Nanotechnology students at West Los Angeles College.