Paul Dirac

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Birthday
8, 1902
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 20, 1984 (82)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
8, 1902
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 20, 1984 (82)

About

English theoretical physicist who was a key figure in the early development of both quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics. He shared the 1933 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of new forms of atomic theory.

Before Fame

He would not talk to his father much, as his father demanded his children speak to him only in French.

Trivia

The Dirac equation, which describes the behaviour of fermions, was named after him.

Family Life

He married Margit Wigner in 1937. He adopted her two children and the couple had two more children together.

Associated With

Another famous English scientist like him is Jane Goodall.