You can share this video by copying this HTML to your clipboard and pasting into your blog or web page.
“Best of the Web” curates inspired talks and video from around the web.
Enjoy, rate and comment!
need to get the latest Flash player.
Got an idea, question, or debate inspired by this talk? Start a TED Conversation.
In this archival footage from BBC TV, celebrated physicist Richard Feynman explains what fire, magnets, rubber bands (and more) are like at the scale of the jiggling atoms they're made of. This accessible, enchanting conversation in physics reveals a teeming nano-world that's just plain fun to imagine.
One of the best known and most renowned scientists in history, Richard Feynman pioneered quantum mechanics. His knack for accessible explanations made him a popularizer of physics of equal distinction to laypeople. Full bio »