"Kirkus" *Starred Review*
"Paul Dirac was a giant of 20th-century physics, and this rich, satisfying biography does him justice.... [A] nuanced portrayal of an introverted eccentric who held his own in a small clique of revolutionary scientific geniuses."
Peter Higgs, "Times (UK)"
"Fascinating reading... Graham Farmelo has done a splendid job of portraying Dirac and his world. The biography is a major achievement."
"If Newton was the Shakespeare of British physics, Dirac was its Milton, the most fascinating and enigmatic of all our great scientists. And he now has a biography to match his talents: a wonderful book by Graham Farmelo. The story it tells is moving, sometimes comic, sometimes infinitely sad, and goes to the roots of what we mean by truth in science."
"A marvelously rich and intimate study."
"Farmelo's splendid biography has enough scientific exposition for the biggest science fan and enough human interest for the rest of us. It creates a picture of a man who was a great theoretical scientist but also an awkward but oddly endearing human being.... This is a fine book: a fitting tribute to a significant and intriguing scientific figure."
"[A] sympathetic portrait....Of the small group of young men who developed quantum mechanics and revolutionized physics almost a century ago, he truly stands out. Paul Dirac was a strange man in a strange world. This biography, long overdue, is most welcome."
"Times Higher Education Supplement (UK)"
"A page-turner about Dirac and quantum physics seems a contradiction in terms, but Graham Farmelo's new book, "The Strangest Man," is an eminently readable account of the developments in physics throughout the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s and the life of one of the discipline's key scientists."
"Enthralling... Regardless of whether Dirac was autistic or simply unpleasant, he is an icon of modern thought and F
Paul Dirac was among the great scientific geniuses of the modern age. One of the discoverers of quantum mechanics, the most revolutionary theory of the past century, his contributions had a unique insight, eloquence, clarity, and mathematical power. His prediction of antimatter was one of the greatest triumphs in the history of physics. One of Einsteins most admired colleagues, Dirac was in 1933 the youngest theoretician ever to win the Nobel Prize in physics. Diracs personality is legendary. He was an extraordinarily reserved loner, relentlessly literal-minded and appeared to have no empathy with most people. Yet he was a family man and was intensely loyal to his friends. His tastes in the arts ranged from Beethoven to Cher, from Rembrandt to Mickey Mouse. Based on previously undiscovered archives, The Strangest Man reveals the many facets of Diracs brilliantly original mind. A compelling human story, The Strangest Man also depicts a spectacularly exciting era in scientific history.
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Descripción Basic Books, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110465018270
Descripción Basic Books, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0465018270