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

Author: Graham Farmelo
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Paul Dirac was among the great scientific geniuses of the modern age. One of the discoverers of quantum mechanics, the most revolutionary theory of the past century, his contributions had a unique insight, eloquence, clarity, and mathematical power. His prediction of antimatter was one of the greatest triumphs in the history of physics. One of Einstein's most admired colleagues, Dirac was in 1933  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: P A M Dirac
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Farmelo
ISBN: 9780465018277 0465018270
OCLC Number: 426938310
Notes: Originally published: London : Faber and Faber, 2009.
Awards: Costa Award, 2009.
Description: 539 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Strangest man --
Abbreviations in notes --
Notes --
Bibliography --
List of plates --
Acknowledgements --
Index.
Other Titles: Hidden life of Paul Dirac
Responsibility: Graham Farmelo.
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Paul Dirac was one of the leading pioneers of the greatest revolution in 20th-century science: quantum mechanics. This book celebrates Dirac's massive scientific achievement while drawing a  Read more...

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"Kirkus" *Starred Review* "Paul Dirac was a giant of 20th-century physics, and this rich, satisfying biography does him justice.... [A] nuanced portrayal of an introverted eccentric who held his own Read more...

 
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