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Reminiscences about a great physicist : Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac

Author: Behram Kurşunoğlu; Eugene Paul Wigner
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Paul Dirac, who died in 1984, made a revolutionary contribution to modern quantum theory. In this memorial volume, 24 of his friends, colleagues and contemporaries remember him with affection. He was  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: P A M Dirac; P A M Dirac
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Behram Kurşunoğlu; Eugene Paul Wigner
ISBN: 0521386888 9780521386883
OCLC Number: 153876017
Description: xviii, 297 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Portrait R. Feyman; List of contributors; A memorial to P. A. M. Dirac B. N. Kursunoglu; Preface B. N. Kursunoglu and E. P. Wigner; Chronology; Part I. Human Side: 1. Thinking of my darling Paul M. Dirac; 2. Dirac in coral gables S. A. Kursunoglu; 3. Recollections of Paul Dirac at Florida State University J. E. Lannutti; 4. My association with Professor Dirac Harish-Chandra; 5. What Paul Dirac meant in my life N. Kemmer; 6. Dirac's way R. Peierls; 7. An experimenter's view of P. A. M. Dirac A. D. Krisch; 8. Dirac at the University of Miami H. K. Stanford; 9. Remembering Paul Dirac E. P. Wigner; Part II. More Scientific Ideas: 10. Another side to Paul Dirac R. H. Dalitz; 11. Playing with equations, the Dirac way A. Pais; 12. Paul Dirac and Werner Heisenberg - a partnership in science L. M. Brown and H. Rechenberg; 13. Dirac's magnetic monopole and the fine structure constant W. J. Marciano and M. Goldhaber; 14. Magnetic monopoles and the halos of galaxies F. Hoyle; 15. The inadequacies of quantum field theory P. A. M. Dirac; 16. Dirac and the foundation of quantum mechanics P. T. Matthews; Part III. Influenced and Inspired by Association: 17. At the feet of Dirac J. C. Polkinghorne; 18. Reminiscences of Paul Dirac N. Mott; 19. From relativistic quantum theory to the human brain H. J. Lipkin; 20. Dirac in 1962, weak and gravitational radiation interactions J. Weber; 21. Schroedinger's cat W. E. Lamb, Jr.; 22. Dirac and finite field theories A. Salam; 23. Dirac's influence on unified field theory B. N. Kursunoglu; Index.
Other Titles: Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac
Responsibility: editors, Behram N. Kursunoglu, Eugene P. Wigner.

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