Paul Dirac

Paul Dirac

Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, OM, FRS ( /dɪˈræk/ di-RAK; 8 August 1902 – 20 October 1984) was an English theoretical physicist who made fundamental contributions to the early development of both quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics. He held the Lucasian Chair of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, was a member of the Center for Theoretical Studies, University of Miami, and spent the last decade of his life at Florida State University.

Among other discoveries, he formulated the Dirac equation, which describes the behaviour of fermions, and predicted the existence of antimatter.

Dirac shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for 1933 with Erwin Schrödinger, "for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory."

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Paul Dirac - Bibliography
... using the modern formalism that was largely developed by Dirac himself ... Towards the end of the book, he also discusses the relativistic theory of the electron (the Dirac equation), which was also pioneered by him ... Dirac concludes with the prophetic words "We have boson variables appearing automatically in a theory that starts with only fermion variables, provided the number of fermion variables is infinite ...
Timeline Of Atomic And Subatomic Physics - The Age of Quantum Mechanics
1900 Paul Villard discovers gamma-rays while studying uranium decay 1900 Johannes Rydberg refines the expression for observed hydrogen line wavelengths 1900 Max Planck states his. 1926 Paul Dirac introduces Fermi-Dirac statistics 1926 Gilbert N ... approximation 1928 Chandrasekhara Raman studies optical photon scattering by electrons 1928 Paul Dirac states his relativistic electron quantum wave equation 1928 Charles G ...
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... In 1926 he worked with Paul Dirac on the statistical mechanics of white dwarf stars ... Fifteen Fellows of the Royal Society and three Nobel Laureates (Chandrasekhar, Dirac, and Mott) were supervised by Fowler between 1922 and 1939 ... In addition to Milne, he worked with Sir Arthur Eddington, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Paul Dirac, Sir William McCrea ...

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