Paul Dirac

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Paul Dirac
BornPaul Adrien Maurice Dirac
8 August 1902(1902-08-08)
Bristol, Ingland
Dee'd20 October 1984(1984-10-20) (aged 82)
Tallahassee, Florida, USA
ResidenceUnitit Kinrick
NaitionalitySwisserland (1902–19)
Unitit Kinrick (1919–84)
Alma materVarsity o Bristol
Varsity o Cambridge
Kent for
AwairdsNobel Prize in Pheesics (1933)
Copley Medal (1952)
Max Planck Medal (1952)
Fellae o the Ryal Society (1930)[1]
Scientific career
FieldsPheesics (theoretical)
InstitutionsVarsity o Cambridge
Varsity o Miami
Florida State Varsity
Doctoral advisorRalph Fowler
Doctoral studentsHomi Bhabha
Harish Chandra Mehta
Dennis Sciama
Fred Hoyle
Behram Kurşunoğlu
John Polkinghorne

Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac OM FRS[3] (/dɪˈræk/ di-RAK; 8 August 1902 – 20 October 1984) wis an Inglis theoretical pheesicist who made fundamental contreibutions tae the early development o baith quantum mechanics an quantum electrodynamics. He wis the Lucasian Professor o Mathematics at the Varsity o Cambridge, a member o the Center for Theoretical Studies, Varsity of Miami, an spent the last decade o his life at Florida State Varsity. His brither-in-law wis Eugene Wigner, whose sister wis Dirac's wife.[4]

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  1. Nobel Bio
  2. Heisenberg 1971, pp. 85–86
  3. Dalitz, R. H.; Peierls, R. (1986). "Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac. 8 August 1902-20 October 1984". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 32: 138. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1986.0006. JSTOR 770111.
  4. George Gamow, Thirty Years That Shook Physics (1985 Dover Publications paperback reprint o a beuk first publisht in 1966 bi Doubleday), pp. 120-121: "Several years later Dirac married 'Wigner's sister,' so called because she was the sister of the noted Hungarian theoretical physicist Eugene Wigner."