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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, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: P A M Dirac; P A M Dirac; Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Farmelo
ISBN: 0465022103 9780465022106
OCLC Number: 705522839
Awards: Costa Award, 2009.
Description: 539 pages : illustrations ; 24 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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