Richard Feynman said, about hisexperience at the 1948 Pocono conference: "... My way of lookingat things was completely new..."(1).

In fact, that was not true. Feynman's way of looking at things hadbeen done earlier, by  

Ernst Carl Gerlach Stueckelberg,

who "... acquired his Ph.D. in Munich ... under .... Sommerfeld... he taught ... at Princeton University ... until the Depressionforced the school to let him go ...."(2)and

who made 3 advances in theoretical physics, for which 3 NobelPrizes were given, but not to him, since thephysics establishment ignored his work. Stueckelberg ...

 

 

 

and

" [ Richard Feynman won ] ... the Nobel Prize in phyiscsfor 1965, jointly with Julian Schwinger of Harvard and Sin-ItiroTomonoga of Japan ... After the Nobel award ceremonies ... Feynmanwent to ... CERN ... to give a lecture. ... Feynman's lecture at CERNwas attended by Ernst C. G. Stueckelberg ... After the lecture,Stueckelberg was making his way out alone ... from the CERNampitheatre, when Feynman - surrounded by admirers - made theremark:

"He [ Stueckelberg ] did the work and walks alonetoward the sunset; and, here I [ Feynman ] am, covered in allthe glory, which rightfully should be his!" ..."(4)

 

Feynman's remark raises two questions in my mind:

 

 

 

In 1984, nearly 20 years later, "... Stueckelberg ... said,

"I [ Stueckelberg ] look forward every day to myeventual journey to Heaven ...We live too long,"

... Seven months later, on September 4, 1984, Ernst Stueckelbergwas buried..."(4).

 

 


The above quotations are from:

Frank D. (Tony) Smith, Jr., 8 May 2001.


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