Legendary physicist and Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman’s sister Joan Feynman arrived in Tuva. It was his love to Tuva which encouraged most Americans to visit this amazing place of the world. 84-year-old Joan Feynman will visit the festival of throat singing “Dembildey”, which will be held in the capital from 6 to 8 July. The festival is devoted to 50th anniversary of Tuvan throat singer Kongar-ool Ondar who has a close relations with the Feynmans. In 2010, Richard Feynman’s daughter Michelle visited Tuva.
Joan Feyman is a famous astrophysicist, who specializes in interaction of solar wind and Earth’s magnetosphere. Her son is an editor at the "Popular Science Magazine". He published memoirs - "My mother is a scientist" - about his famous mother, where he described her thorny path to success in science.
Richard and Joan’s mother was smart and understanding, she had marched for women’s right to vote when she was young.