Dirac, Paul Adrien Maurice (1902-1984)

English physicist; published Principles of Quantum Mechanics in 1930. He received the Nobel Prize for physics for his research in wave mechanics in 1933.

Beauty Criterion

The idea that the more aesthetically pleasing a theory is, the better it is.

Famous Quotes:
"In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite."

See also: Schrödinger, Erwin.

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