Paul Adrien Maurice, 1902–84, British physicist, in the U.S. after 1971: Nobel Prize 1933.
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Dirac was pulling apart Einstein’s conception of the three dimensions of space and one of time, looking for deeper truths.The Country Gentleman of Physics - Issue 100: Outsiders | Michael Brooks | May 12, 2021 | Nautilus
Now known simply as the Dirac equation, the expression explained the behavior of electrons in a way that satisfied both theories.
In 1931, Dirac proposed a new particle, with the same mass as the electron but with opposite charge.
In 1928, Dirac formulated an equation that combined quantum mechanics with Albert Einstein’s 1905 special theory of relativity, which describes physics close to the speed of light.
Meanwhile, American physicist Carl Anderson of Caltech, independent of Dirac’s work, was using a device called a cloud chamber to study cosmic rays, energetic particles originating in space.
The planets of Sol were first reached by ships using Dirac pushers.The Aliens | Murray Leinster
British Dictionary definitions for Dirac
Paul Adrien Maurice. 1902–84, English physicist, noted for his work on the application of relativity to quantum mechanics and his prediction of electron spin and the positron: shared the Nobel prize for physics 1933
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Scientific definitions for Dirac
British mathematician and physicist who developed a mathematical interpretation of quantum mechanics with which he was able to provide the first correct description of electron behavior. For this work Dirac shared with Erwin Schrödinger the 1933 Nobel Prize for physics.
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