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"The Strangest Man" - Paul Dirac (Bio. by G.Farmelo)

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Rarely read books, these days! (lol). But I am intrigued by this one:
"The Strangest Man" - Paul Dirac. A biography by Graham Famelo.
Just download to Amazon Kindle. Empathy for an enigmatic man. ?

http://grahamfarmelo.com/the-strangest-man/

Good reviews, endorsements and prizes! Fascinated what "Names"
of science were like in real life! Best to avoid personal "spoilers"? ?

P.S. Just discovered a mini-series of four Videos of Dirac lecturing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwYs8tTLZ24&t=5s etc.
Poor video, but the audio fairly understandable above the hum! ?

 

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5 hours ago, Macavity said:

I am intrigued by this one:
"The Strangest Man" - Paul Dirac. A biography by Graham Famelo.

 

I regularly read books, non-fiction and fiction (most recently, "The Word is Murder" by Anthony Horowitz). I read this biography of Dirac 10 years ago, and I loved it! Dirac has always been a hero of mine. Maybe, it's time for me to read this book for the third time.

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On ‎20‎/‎08‎/‎2018 at 12:19, Macavity said:

 But I am intrigued by this one:
"The Strangest Man" - Paul Dirac. A biography by Graham Famelo.
 

 

 

Thanks for the reminder, this one is due for a re-read. An interesting book that I'm sure you'll enjoy.

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Part way through! When I read such things, I sometimes feel the need
to MAP OUT the "many to many relationship" of these luminaries (sic)! ?

I too have always had an admiration for Dirac. It seems like his life was
rather richer than I had thought...  And, in that, I feel happy / amused.
I like the IDEA Einstein (despite himself?) had been know to reach for
his "Dirac"? Asked if anyone was "cleverer than him" Dirac cited Weyl? ?

Nice to know that "Ordinary Physics" is not dead?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weyl_semimetal
Something to "get to grips with", Eh? lol ?

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Great Stuff! Ultimately it takes a talented interviewer to get the best out of this?
I had rather forgotten Herr Hund... He of the "rule" fame (What was that now?)! 
Chemistry rather skated over such things... Physics never really got that far... ?

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