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.
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.
- Further reading:
- The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius, , Faber and Faber