Mathematician:Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac
English theoretical physicist who made fundamental contributions to the early development of both quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics.
Stepather of Gabriel Andrew Dirac.
British (of Swiss origin)
- Born: 8 August 1902 in Bristol, England
- Died: 20 October 1984 in Tallahassee, Florida, USA
Theorems and Definitions
- Dirac Adjoint
- Dirac Field
- Dirac Lagrangian
- Dirac Matrices
- Dirac Sea
- Dirac Constant
- Dirac Spinor
- Dirac Equation
- Nonlinear Dirac Equation
- Dirac Equation in Curved Spacetime
- Two-Body Dirac Equations
- Dirac Large Numbers Hypothesis
- Dirac Monopole
- Abraham-Lorentz-Dirac Force (with Max Abraham and Hendrik Antoon Lorentz)
- Kapitsa-Dirac Effect (with Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa)
Results named for Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac can be found here.
Definitions of concepts named for Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac can be found here.
- 1930: The Principles of Quantum Mechanics
- 1966: Lectures on Quantum Mechanics
- 1966: Lectures on Quantum Field Theory
- 1974: Spinors in Hilbert Space
- 1975: General Theory of Relativity
- We have boson variables appearing automatically in a theory that starts with only fermion variables, provided the number of fermion variables is infinite. There must be such boson variables connected with electrons...
- -- from Spinors in Hilbert Space
- Mathematics is the tool specially suited for dealing with abstract concepts of any kind and there is no limit to its power in this field. For this reason a book on the new physics, if not purely descriptive of experimental work, must be essentially mathematical.
- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive