Open in the App Open in the App Open in the App
Get the key ideas from


The Life and Science of Richard Feynman

By James Gleick
13-minute read
Audio available
Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick

Genius (2011) charts the life and career of brilliant physicist Richard Feynman, from his formative upbringing to his remarkable and lasting contributions to science. Though he’s not as renowned as Albert Einstein, and has no groundbreaking theories to his name, Feynman did change the way scientists look at the world.

  • Students and lovers of science
  • Curious problem solvers
  • History buffs

James Gleick is a historian and bestselling author whose work often delves into society's complicated relationship with technology. His other acclaimed books include Isaac Newton and The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood.

Go Premium and get the best of Blinkist

Upgrade to Premium now and get unlimited access to the Blinkist library. Read or listen to key insights from the world’s best nonfiction.

Upgrade to Premium

What is Blinkist?

The Blinkist app gives you the key ideas from a bestselling nonfiction book in just 15 minutes. Available in bitesize text and audio, the app makes it easier than ever to find time to read.

3,000+ top
nonfiction titles

Get unlimited access to the most important ideas in business, investing, marketing, psychology, politics, and more. Stay ahead of the curve with recommended reading lists curated by experts.

No time to

Pssst. Sign up to your secret to success: key ideas from top nonfiction in just 15 minutes.
Created with Sketch.