The Strangest Man

The Strangest Man

The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom

Book - 2009
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, 2009
ISBN: 9780465018277
0465018270
Branch Call Number: 921 Dirac
Characteristics: 539 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

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susankent Nov 29, 2014

You don't need a background in physics to enjoy this portrait of Nobel laureate and founder of quantum mechanics. Well researched historically, scientifically solid, and with psychological depth - this book's a hit on all 3. An all round excellent read.

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StarGladiator
Sep 22, 2014

Not sure about that autism thing - - the only super-geniuses I've ever met weren't want to talk with the lower level types, so they also spoke in one word answers? Dirac did enjoy Robert A. Heinlein's sf book, Starship Troopers.

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