Dirac at FSU

It wasn’t until his later years that Paul Dirac moved to work for the University we call home. In September of 1970, after retiring from his position at Cambridge, Paul Dirac moved to Tallahassee, Florida where he was appointed to work as a visiting professor for Florida State University. He was 68 at the timeContinue reading “Dirac at FSU”

1925-1933: The Years That Count

There is no question as to whether Paul Dirac was a great scientist. From his keen eye for mathematical beauties to his contributions as a pioneer in quantum mechanics, one can only argue that Dirac was anything but ordinary. Dirac’s peak was between the years of 1925 and 1933. Despite being only one of manyContinue reading “1925-1933: The Years That Count”

Paul Dirac: Early Adulthood and the Start of a Scientific Career

Paul Dirac’s record was almost flawless as an undergraduate. In three years, Dirac nearly managed to be at the top of his class in all subjects, the only flaw being a single Strength of Materials course where he ranked second. After receiving his engineering degree at the young age of nineteen, Dirac went on toContinue reading “Paul Dirac: Early Adulthood and the Start of a Scientific Career”

The Early Years of Paul Dirac

Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac was born August 8, 1902, just a day before the crowning of King Edward the VII. Just as you’d expect, Dirac and his older brother Felix resembled each other greatly in their early years, both quiet and sporting thick black curls. Through letters from Florence Dirac, Paul’s mother, one would findContinue reading “The Early Years of Paul Dirac”