The Strangest Man: The hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius Paperback – 24 Dec 2009
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`Superb biography.' --Observer
`A sensitive study of a complicated genius.' --Sunday Times
`[Dirac] is fortunate to have Farmelo as his biographer.' --Guardian
`Dirac should be more widely recognised. Luckily for the reader, he is interesting enough in his own right that doing so is a pleasure.' --The Times Paperback of the Week
`Masterful biography ... a deeply humane portrait.' --Irish Times
`Sympathetic biography ... makes one warm to this complicated man of deep feeling but limited expression.' --Independent on Sunday
`Deserves plaudits for balancing a technical account of Paul Dirac's work with a sensitive story of a peculiar person ... commendable portrait.' --Daily Telegraph
The Strangest Man is Graham Farmelo's Costa Biography Award-winning biography of Paul Dirac, the greatest British physicist since Isaac Newton - and one of the strangest geniuses of the twentieth century.See all Product description
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The brilliant man was way ahead of his time, too clever by far. I was fascinated with his strange behaviour and often had a chuckle at some of his blunt remarks to others.
Dirac was one of a number of great physicists who gave us the beginnings of quantum mechanics during the first few decades of the 20th century, his friendships with Kapitza, Bohr, Schrodinger, Heisenberg and many others are well documented here.
I can not recommend this book enough, Dirac was the strangest man yes but more importantly he was a quantum genius and one of Britain's greatest ever scientist without a doubt.