“It’s the greatest equation of all nature… Einstein discovered it…”
On the board the symbols were followed by others, dancing in the morning light, delicate traces of a genius mind, “e to the power of I(pi) plus 1 equals zero” he repeated, leading on to several lines of weird little diagrams.
Later, much later, he told US senators, after the incident of the Shuttle: “I took this stuff that I got out of your seal and I put it in ice water, and I discovered …”
So spoke Richard Feynman (1918-1988).
- Richard Feynman introduces nanotechnology (famousdaily.com)