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