Reminiscences about a great physicist : Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac

editors, Behram N. Kursunoglu, Eugene P. Wigner

Paul Dirac, who died in 1984, was without question one of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century. His revolutionary contribution to modern quantum theory is remembered for its insight and creativity. He is especially famous for his prediction of the magnetic moment and spin of the electron and for the existence of antiparticles. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for physics in 1933 at the age of 31. In this memorial volume, 24 of Dirac's friends, colleagues and contemporaries remember him with affection. There are chapters describing Dirac's personality, and many anecdotes about the man with a reputation for silence. Other chapters describe Dirac's science and its impact on modern physics.

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  • Portrait R. Feyman
  • List of contributors
  • A memorial to P. A. M. Dirac B. N. Kursunoglu
  • Preface B. N. Kursunoglu and E. P. Wigner
  • Chronology
  • Part I. Human Side: 1. Thinking of my darling Paul M. Dirac
  • 2. Dirac in coral gables S. A. Kursunoglu
  • 3. Recollections of Paul Dirac at Florida State University J. E. Lannutti
  • 4. My association with Professor Dirac Harish-Chandra
  • 5. What Paul Dirac meant in my life N. Kemmer
  • 6. Dirac's way R. Peierls
  • 7. An experimenter's view of P. A. M. Dirac A. D. Krisch
  • 8. Dirac at the University of Miami H. K. Stanford
  • 9. Remembering Paul Dirac E. P. Wigner
  • Part II. More Scientific Ideas: 10. Another side to Paul Dirac R. H. Dalitz
  • 11. Playing with equations, the Dirac way A. Pais
  • 12. Paul Dirac and Werner Heisenberg - a partnership in science L. M. Brown and H. Rechenberg
  • 13. Dirac's magnetic monopole and the fine structure constant W. J. Marciano and M. Goldhaber
  • 14. Magnetic monopoles and the halos of galaxies F. Hoyle
  • 15. The inadequacies of quantum field theory P. A. M. Dirac
  • 16. Dirac and the foundation of quantum mechanics P. T. Matthews
  • Part III. Influenced and Inspired by Association: 17. At the feet of Dirac J. C. Polkinghorne
  • 18. Reminiscences of Paul Dirac N. Mott
  • 19. From relativistic quantum theory to the human brain H. J. Lipkin
  • 20. Dirac in 1962, weak and gravitational radiation interactions J. Weber
  • 21. Schrodinger's cat W. E. Lamb, Jr.
  • 22. Dirac and finite field theories A. Salam
  • 23. Dirac's influence on unified field theory B. N. Kursunoglu
  • Index.

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書名 Reminiscences about a great physicist : Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac
著作者等 Kursunoglu, Behram N.
Wigner, Eugene Paul
Wigner Eugene P.
書名別名 Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1987
ページ数 xviii, 297 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0521386888
NCID BA0092334X
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス