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

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

Ernst Carl Gerlach Stueckelberg,

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

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





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

"He [ Stueckelberg ] did the work and walks alone toward the sunset; and, here I [ Feynman ] am, covered in all the 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 my eventual journey to Heaven ... We live too long,"

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



The above quotations are from:

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

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