The Strangest Man (Paperback)

The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom

By Graham Farmelo

Basic Books, 9780465022106, 560pp.

Publication Date: June 28, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (8/1/2009)

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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.

About the Author

Graham Farmelo is a Senior Research Fellow at the Science Museum, London, and Adjunct Professor of Physics at Northeastern University. He lives in London, England.