Scientists similar to or like Paul Dirac

English theoretical physicist who is regarded as one of the most significant physicists of the 20th century. Wikipedia

  • Wolfgang Pauli

    Austrian (and later American / Swiss) theoretical physicist and one of the pioneers of quantum physics. In 1945, after having been nominated by Albert Einstein, Pauli received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his "decisive contribution through his discovery of a new law of Nature, the exclusion principle or Pauli principle". Wikipedia

  • Abdus Salam

    Pakistani theoretical physicist. He shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics with Sheldon Glashow and Steven Weinberg for his contribution to the electroweak unification theory. Wikipedia

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    German theoretical physicist and one of the key pioneers of quantum mechanics. He published his work in 1925 in a breakthrough paper. Wikipedia

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    Danish physicist who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. Also a philosopher and a promoter of scientific research. Wikipedia

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  • Stephen Hawking

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  • Richard Feynman

    American theoretical physicist, known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as his work in particle physics for which he proposed the parton model. For contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics, Feynman received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 jointly with Julian Schwinger and Shin'ichirō Tomonaga. Wikipedia

  • J. Robert Oppenheimer

    American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. The wartime head of the Los Alamos Laboratory and is among those who are credited with being the "father of the atomic bomb" for their role in the Manhattan Project, the World War II undertaking that developed the first nuclear weapons. Wikipedia

  • Enrico Fermi

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  • Max Planck

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  • Lev Landau

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  • Eugene Wigner

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  • Hendrik Lorentz

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  • Roger Penrose

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  • Rudolf Peierls

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  • Riazuddin (physicist)

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  • Peter Higgs

    British theoretical physicist, Emeritus Professor in the University of Edinburgh, and Nobel Prize laureate for his work on the mass of subatomic particles. In the 1960s, Higgs proposed that broken symmetry in electroweak theory could explain the origin of mass of elementary particles in general and of the W and Z bosons in particular. Wikipedia

  • Hermann Weyl

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  • Quantum field theory

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  • Erwin Schrödinger

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  • Victor Weisskopf

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  • David Bohm

    American scientist who has been described as one of the most significant theoretical physicists of the 20th century and who contributed unorthodox ideas to quantum theory, neuropsychology and the philosophy of mind. Too limited. Wikipedia

  • Arnold Sommerfeld

    German theoretical physicist who pioneered developments in atomic and quantum physics, and also educated and mentored many students for the new era of theoretical physics. He served as doctoral supervisor for many Nobel Prize winners in physics and chemistry (only J. J. Thomson's record of mentorship is comparable to his). Wikipedia

  • Freeman Dyson

    British-American theoretical and mathematical physicist, mathematician, and statistician known for his works in quantum field theory, astrophysics, random matrices, mathematical formulation of quantum mechanics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, and engineering. Professor Emeritus in the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, a member of the Board of Visitors of Ralston College, and a member of the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Wikipedia

  • Roy J. Glauber

    American theoretical physicist. The Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics at Harvard University and Adjunct Professor of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. Wikipedia

  • John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh

    British scientist who made extensive contributions to both theoretical and experimental physics. He spent all of his academic career at the University of Cambridge. Wikipedia

  • Pascual Jordan

    German theoretical and mathematical physicist who made significant contributions to quantum mechanics and quantum field theory. He contributed much to the mathematical form of matrix mechanics, and developed canonical anticommutation relations for fermions. Wikipedia


Sentences forPaul Dirac

  • This work attracted the attention of the British physicist Paul Dirac, who came to Copenhagen for six months in September 1926.Niels Bohr-Wikipedia
  • Feynman failed to get his point across, and Paul Dirac, Edward Teller and Niels Bohr all raised objections.Richard Feynman-Wikipedia
  • Among the famous names associated with Bristol in this early period is Paul Dirac, who graduated in 1921 with a degree in engineering, before obtaining a second degree in mathematics in 1923 from Cambridge.University of Bristol-Wikipedia
  • This was independently developed soon after by the British physicist Paul Dirac, who also showed how it was related to the Bose–Einstein statistics.Enrico Fermi-Wikipedia
  • Bristol alumnus Paul Dirac went on to win the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1933 for his contribution to the formulation of quantum mechanics and is considered one of the most significant physicists of the 20th century.University of Bristol-Wikipedia
  • This was after a paper by Paul Dirac proposed that electrons could have both a positive charge and negative energy.J. Robert Oppenheimer-Wikipedia

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