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Jan 10

Strange Genius: The Life and Times of Paul Dirac

Source: Physics News

Paul Dirac was one of the pioneers of quantum mechanics, and perhaps the greatest British theoretical physicist since Isaac Newton. After he predicted, with no clues from experiment, the existence of antimatter, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1933, when he was the youngest theoretician to win the award. Dirac was also pathologically reticent, extraordinarily literal-minded and almost unable to empathize with most people, even his family. Dirac's contributions to Science was, for sure one of the biggest of the 20th Century.
Now Physics World and London's Science Museum are promoting a webinar about the genial physicist. (go to registration webpage)

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