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Paul Dirac

Physicist (8-Aug-1902 — 20-Oct-1984)


Graham Farmelo. The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius. London: Faber and Faber. 2009. 539pp.

Helge Kragh. Methodology and Philosophy of Science in Paul Dirac's Physics. Roskilde, Denmark: IMFUFA. 1979. 139pp.

Helge Kragh. Dirac: A Scientific Biography. Cambridge University Press. 1990. 389pp.

Behram N. Kursunoglu; Eugene Wigner. Reminiscences about a Great Physicist: Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac. Cambridge University Press. 1987. 287pp.

Abraham Pais; Maurice Jacob; Peter Goddard; David I. Olive. Paul Dirac: The Man and His Work. Cambridge University Press. 1998. 124pp.

Gino Segrč. Faust in Copenhagen: A Struggle for the Soul of Physics. Viking Press. 2007. 310pp. Showdown in the miracle year of physics, 1932.


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  4. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.183)

  5. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.182)

  6. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.485)

  7. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.149)

  8. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography (p.186)

  9. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.132)

  10. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.150)

  11. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.137)

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