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Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac

Florida State University Nobel Laureate Walk

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, May 2, 2021
1. Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac Marker
Inscription.  Paul Dirac was an outstanding theoretical physicist whose work was fundamental to the development of quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics jointly with Erwin Schrödinger in 1933 for contributions to atomic theory. Known internationally as the father of modern physics, Dirac, for many years a Lucasian professor of mathematics at Cambridge University, joined Florida State University’s faculty in 1971.
 
Erected by Florida State University.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
 
Location. 30° 26.705′ N, 84° 18.296′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. Marker can be reached from West Call Street east of Stadium Drive, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on the Florida State University campus, along the Nobel Laureate Walk on the east side of the Medical Research Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1115 West Call Street, Tallahassee FL 32304, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Konrad Emil Bloch (a few steps from this marker);
Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 2, 2021
2. Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac Marker
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Robert Sanderson Mulliken (a few steps from this marker); John Robert Schrieffer (a few steps from this marker); James M. Buchanan (within shouting distance of this marker); Hippocrates (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Harold W. Kroto (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Blackwell (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. John Gorrie (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Florida State University Nobel Laureate Walk
 
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1. Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac (Wikipedia). Among other discoveries, he formulated the Dirac equation which describes the behavior of fermions and predicted the existence of antimatter. He also made significant contributions to the reconciliation of general relativity with quantum mechanics. He was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, was a member of the Center for Theoretical Studies, University of Miami, and spent the last
Florida State University Nobel Laureate Walk image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 2, 2021
3. Florida State University Nobel Laureate Walk
Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac memorial visible on right side.
decade of his life at Florida State University. (Submitted on May 23, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Paul A.M. Dirac. The importance of Dirac’s work lies essentially in his famous wave equation, which introduced special relativity into Schrödinger’s equation. Taking into account the fact that, mathematically speaking, relativity theory and quantum theory are not only distinct from each other, but also oppose each other, Dirac’s work could be considered a fruitful reconciliation between the two theories. (Submitted on May 23, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 2, 2021
4. Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac Sculpture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on May 22, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3, 4. submitted on May 23, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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