The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom

Graham Farmelo (Author)
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Description

Paul Dirac was among the greatest scientific geniuses of the modern age. One of Einstein's most admired colleagues, he helped discover quantum mechanics, and his prediction of antimatter was one of the greatest triumphs in the history of physics. In 1933 he became the youngest theoretician ever to win the Nobel Prize in Physics. Dirac's personality, like his achievements, is legendary. The Strangest Man uses previously undiscovered archives to reveal the many facets of Dirac's brilliantly original mind.

Product Details

Price
$23.99
Publisher
Basic Books
Publish Date
June 28, 2011
Pages
539
Dimensions
6.17 X 1.51 X 9.18 inches | 1.49 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780465022106
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About the Author

Graham Farmelo is the author of several books, including The Strangest Man, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Farmelo is a Fellow at Churchill College at the University of Cambridge, an Affiliated Professor at Northeastern University, and is a regular visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He lives in London.