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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
In 1931, Dirac proposed a new particle, with the same mass as the electron but with opposite charge.
Now known simply as the Dirac equation, the expression explained the behavior of electrons in a way that satisfied both theories.
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.
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.
The planets of Sol were first reached by ships using Dirac pushers.The Aliens|Murray Leinster