Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac August 1902 – 20 October was an English theoretical physicist who made fundamental contributions to the early development of both quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics.
The most beautiful equation is… The Dirac equation
The Dirac Equation describes fields corresponding to elementary spin-½ particles (such as the electron) as a vector of four complex numbers (a bispinor), in contrast to the Schrödinger equation which described a field of only one complex value.
It is more important to have beauty in one's equations than to have them fit experiment - Paul Dirac Science art - Paul Dirac's quote on scientific reasoning and a Dragon Curve fractal wall decal by cutnpasteshop
Paul Dirac - British physicist, won the Nobel Prize for Physics for his work on quantum mechanics, his equations describing electron spin led to the prediction of the existence of the positron (the anti-particle of the electron) and other anti-matter
The Strangest Man: A biography of Paul Dirac by Graham Farmelo