The equation was discovered in the late 1920s by physicist Paul Dirac. It remains highly influential. It brought together two of the most important ideas in science: quantum mechanics, which describes the behaviour of tiny objects; and Einstein's special theory of relativity, which describes the behaviour of fast-moving objects. As a result, Dirac's equation describes how particles like electrons behave when they travel close to the speed of light.

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Plain Dirac for body text (Credit: Stellario Cama). The Dirac equation predicted the existence of antimatter, a very long time ago !

Introduction to quantum mechanics From above and from left to right: Max Planck, Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Louis de Broglie, Max Born, Paul Dirac, Werner Heisenberg, Wolfgang Pauli, Erwin Schrödinger, Richard Feynman.

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Paul Dirac One of the most revered – and strangest – figures in physics. The son of a Swiss father and English mother, Dirac (1902-84) was born in Bristol. He predicted the existence of antimatter, created some of quantum mechanics’ key equations and laid the foundations for today’s micro-electronics industry. Dirac won a Nobel in 1933 but remained “an Edwardian geek”... #Physics

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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

Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, (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.   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."

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.

Der Seltsamste Mensch : Das Verborgene Leben Des Quantengenies Paul Dirac (Hardcover)

Der Seltsamste Mensch : Das Verborgene Leben Des Quantengenies Paul Dirac (Hardcover)

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Spin in Quantum Mechanics, with Relativity, and the Dirac Equation

Graham Farmelo – L’uomo più strano del mondo. Vita segreta di Paul Dirac, il genio dei quanti (2013) – maRAPcana

Graham Farmelo – L’uomo più strano del mondo. Vita segreta di Paul Dirac, il genio dei quanti (2013) – maRAPcana

Paul Dirac with his wife in Copenhagen, July 1963

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