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By Helge Kragh

This primary full-length biography of Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac bargains a finished account of his physics in its ancient context, together with much less recognized parts akin to cosmology and classical electron idea. it truly is dependent greatly on unpublished assets, together with Dirac's correspondence with Bohr, Heisenberg, Pauli, Schrödinger, Gamow and others. Dirac was once unquestionably essentially the most very good and influential physicists of the 20 th century. among 1925 and 1934, the Nobel Prize laureate revolutionized physics along with his awesome contributions to quantum concept. This paintings examines Dirac's successes and screw ups, and can pay specific recognition to his competition to fashionable quantum electrodynamics; an competition in keeping with aesthetic objections.

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