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Paul Dirac

1902 - 1984

Paul Dirac

Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac (; 8 August 1902 – 20 October 1984) was an English theoretical physicist who is regarded as one of the most significant physicists of the 20th century.Dirac 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 1933 Nobel Prize in Physics with Erwin Schrödinger "for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Dirac has received more than 1,567,010 page views. His biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 32nd most popular physicist.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Paul Dirac ranks 32 out of 659Before him are Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, J. J. Thomson, Henry Cavendish, Luigi Galvani, Daniel Bernoulli, and William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin. After him are Richard Feynman, Gustav Kirchhoff, Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, Louis de Broglie, Johannes Diderik van der Waals, and Ludwig Boltzmann.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1902, Paul Dirac ranks 6Before him are Ruhollah Khomeini, Karl Popper, Charles Lindbergh, John Steinbeck, and Leni Riefenstahl. After him are Erik Erikson, Carl Rogers, Georgy Malenkov, Halldór Laxness, Nâzım Hikmet, and Talcott Parsons. Among people deceased in 1984, Paul Dirac ranks 5Before him are Michel Foucault, Richard Burton, Yuri Andropov, and Indira Gandhi. After him are François Truffaut, Johnny Weissmuller, Mikhail Sholokhov, Ed Gein, Ray Kroc, Marvin Gaye, and Martin Niemöller.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Paul Dirac ranks 103 out of 5,347Before him are Henry VII of England (1457), H. G. Wells (1866), Ridley Scott (1937), Charlotte Brontë (1816), Aldous Huxley (1894), and William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824). After him are Elton John (1947), Roger Moore (1927), Edward I of England (1239), Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930), Neville Chamberlain (1869), and Saint Patrick (385).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Paul Dirac ranks 9Before him are Michael Faraday (1791), James Clerk Maxwell (1831), James Prescott Joule (1818), Robert Hooke (1635), J. J. Thomson (1856), and William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824). After him are Thomas Young (1773), James Chadwick (1891), William Gilbert (1544), Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), Peter Higgs (1929), and John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842).