Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac OM FRS (// 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.
|Born||Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac|
8 August 1902
|Died||20 October 1984 (aged 82)|
Tallahassee, Florida, USA
Unitit Kinrick (1919–84)
|Alma mater||Varsity o Bristol|
Varsity o Cambridge
|Awairds||Nobel Prize in Pheesics (1933)|
Copley Medal (1952)
Max Planck Medal (1952)
Fellae o the Ryal Society (1930)
|Institutions||Varsity o Cambridge|
Varsity o Miami
Florida State Varsity
|Doctoral advisor||Ralph Fowler|
|Doctoral students||Homi Bhabha|
Harish Chandra Mehta
- Nobel Bio
- Heisenberg 1971, pp. 85–86
- 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.
- 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."