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The Resource The strangest man : the hidden life of Paul Dirac, mystic of the atom, Graham Farmelo

The strangest man : the hidden life of Paul Dirac, mystic of the atom, Graham Farmelo

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The strangest man : the hidden life of Paul Dirac, mystic of the atom
Title
The strangest man
Title remainder
the hidden life of Paul Dirac, mystic of the atom
Statement of responsibility
Graham Farmelo
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Paul Dirac was among the great scientific geniuses of the modern age. One of the discoverers of quantum mechanics, one of Einstein's most admired colleagues, Dirac was in 1933 the youngest theoretician ever to win the Nobel Prize in physics. Based on previously undiscovered archives, this biography reveals the many facets of Dirac's brilliantly original mind as well as the spectacularly exciting era of scientific discovery in which he lived
Summary
Paul Dirac (1902–1984) shared the 1933 Nobel Prize for physics with Schrodinger, yet remains a genius far less familiar to those outside the study of physics itself. Equal parts brilliance and eccentricity, Dirac seldom spoke in more than brief monosyllables yet combined the work of his peer--Einstein, Heisenberg, and Schrodinge--to shape seminal ideas such as the possibility of anti-matter and string theory. -- Description by Kimberly S. Burton
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2009.
  • Costa Biography Award, 2009.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2009.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology, 2009.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2009
Biography type
individual biography
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330578
Cataloging source
UPZ
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Farmelo, Graham
Dewey number
530.092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.D57
LC item number
F37 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Dirac, P. A. M.
  • Quantum theory
  • Physicists
Target audience
adult
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the hidden life of Paul Dirac, mystic of the atom
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The strangest man : the hidden life of Paul Dirac, mystic of the atom, Graham Farmelo
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn426938310
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780465018277
Lccn
2009925681
System control number
(OCoLC)426938310
Label
The strangest man : the hidden life of Paul Dirac, mystic of the atom, Graham Farmelo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn426938310
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780465018277
Lccn
2009925681
System control number
(OCoLC)426938310

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