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 (dĭ-răk′), Paul Adrien Maurice 1902-1984.
British mathematician and physicist who shared a 1933 Nobel Prize for his contributions to relativistic quantum mechanics.


(Biography) Paul Adrien Maurice. 1902–84, English physicist, noted for his work on the application of relativity to quantum mechanics and his prediction of electron spin and the positron: shared the Nobel prize for physics 1933



Paul Adrien Maurice, 1902–84, British physicist, in the U.S. after 1971.
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Noun1.Dirac - English theoretical physicist who applied relativity theory to quantum mechanics and predicted the existence of antimatter and the positron (1902-1984)
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Such oversights include: the Double Slit Experiment never has been interpreted accurately, as the methods used by physicists to conduct that experiment failed to hold the variable momentum constant; the Dirac equation attempted to unify relativity and quantum mechanics 80 years ago, but never has been interpreted correctly by physicists as the key to the unification of physics; the pictorial claims of matter and antimatter are illogical, given that oppositely charged particles should be attracted to each other rather than repelled; and a discussion of the real problem with siring theory.