Watch the Richard Feynman Messenger Lectures at Project Tuva

Watch the Feynman Messenger Lectures at Project Tuva, you can explore core scientific concepts, interact with timeless video, experience expertly
curated contents, fully searchable content, dynamic note taking that time stamps against the video time frame, read community commentary,  interact with extra content.

Project Tuva lets you watch the Feynman Messenger Lectures and Explore core scientific concepts. The videos are crisp, and fluid, though you will need Silverlight installed on your PC to play them.

Tuva is available free of charge thanks to Bill Gates, Project Tuva is a Silverlight-based website designed to share with the general public
an acclaimed lecture series held by physicist Richard Feynman from Cornell University in 1964.

The Microsoft co-founder owns the rights to the seven lectures in the series, labelled “The Character of Physical Law,” which have been made available via the website hosted by Microsoft Research. Gates said that the purpose of Project Tuva was to get kids excited about physics and science. The name of the project was inspired by the Russian republic of Tuva, a personal and lifelong fascination of Feynman. Project Tuva is about making science and physics fun, and interesting.

That said the lectures are fascinating to watch in of themselves, and the enhanced Silverlight video playing with inbuilt note taking is really cool.

“No one was more adept at making science fun and interesting than Richard Feynman. More than 20 years after first seeing them, these are still some of the best science lectures I’ve heard. Feynman worked hard during his life to popularize science, so I’m sure he’d be thrilled that now anyone, anywhere in the world, can just click a button and experience his lectures.” Gates explained.

When you visit Project Tuva you will notice that the content is delivered through an enhanced Silverlight video player. Curtis Wong, a principal researcher with Microsoft Research, who took the viewing experience to the next level by allowing users to perform a variety of tasks such as search lectures for particular but also take notes and synchronize them with the video stream (video annotation) and interact with hyperlinks to related web content.

“There is a lot of public interest in building innovative educational resources online,” Wong added. “This is an opportunity to take some existing educational content and utilize software and the wealth of resources available on the Web to create a richer learning experience. And because people can annotate the lectures with their own comments and links to related resources, I expect this experience to become richer and richer over time.”


About Joseph Leon Hall
I am a Systems Administrator, Network Engineer and Senior Technical Support Analyst and Microsoft evangelist. I spend my work time looking after networks, servers, desktops, laptops, and people. You ask wy people? That’s because in any network people matter. ”I am a PC! I am NOT a Mac nor a I a Chrome”

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