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The strangest man : the hidden life of Paul Dirac, mystic of the atom

by Farmelo, Graham.

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Paul Dirac was among the great scientific geniuses of the modern age. One of the discoverers of quantum mechanics, one of Einstein's most admired colleagues, Dirac was in 1933 the youngest theoretician ever to win the Nobel Prize in physics. Based on previously undiscovered archives, this biography... Full description

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Summary: Paul Dirac was among the great scientific geniuses of the modern age. One of the discoverers of quantum mechanics, one of Einstein's most admired colleagues, Dirac was in 1933 the youngest theoretician ever to win the Nobel Prize in physics. Based on previously undiscovered archives, this biography reveals the many facets of Dirac's brilliantly original mind as well as the spectacularly exciting era of scientific discovery in which he lived.
Item Description: Originally published: London : Faber and Faber, 2009.
Physical Description: 539 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 439-508) and index.
ISBN: 9780465018277 :
0465018270
Author Notes: Graham Farmelo is Senior Research Fellow at the Science Museum, London, and Adjunct Professor of Physics at Northeastern University. His previous books include It Must Be Beautiful: Great Equations of Modern Science. He lives in London, England.
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