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Paul Dirac

Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureate Paul Dirac

Profession: Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureate

Nationality:
England
English

Why Famous: Contributed to the early development of both quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics.

Dirac shares the 1933 Nobel Prize for Physics with Erwin Schrödinger "for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory".

Dirac is also famous for the Dirac equation which predicted the existence of antimatter.

Born: August 8, 1902
Birthplace: Bristol, England

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo

Died: October 20, 1984 (aged 82)

Married Life

  • 1937-01-02 Theoretical Physicist Paul Dirac (34) weds Margit Wigner

Historical Events

  • 1933-12-10 Nobel Prize for Physics is presented to Paul Dirac and Erwin Schrödinger "for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory"