Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1933

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Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1933

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Birthplace: Bristol, Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Death: October 20, 1984 (82)
Tallahassee, Leon, Florida, United States
Place of Burial: Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Adrien Ladislav Dirac and Florence Hannah Dirac
Husband of Margit "Manci" Dirac
Father of Mary Elizabeth Collerain, Tilley and Private User
Brother of Reginald Charles Felix Dirac and Marguerite Betty Beatrice Isabelle Teszler

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About Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1933

Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, OM, FRS (8 August 1902 – 20 October 1984) was an English theoretical physicist who made fundamental contributions to the early development of both quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics. He held the Lucasian Chair of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and spent the last fourteen years of his life at Florida State University.

Among other discoveries, he formulated the Dirac equation, which describes the behaviour of fermions, and predicted the existence of antimatter.

Dirac shared the Nobel Prize in physics for 1933 with Erwin Schrödinger, "for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory."

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Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1933's Timeline

1902
August 8, 1902
Bristol, Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
1940
February 9, 1940
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
1984
October 20, 1984
Age 82
Tallahassee, Leon, Florida, United States
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Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, United States