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Paul A.M. Dirac Collection

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Paul Dirac is recognized by most authorities as one of the greatest theoretical physicists of the twentieth century and father of the field of quantum mechanics. He was the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Prize when he shared the 1933 prize for discoveries in atomic theory with Erwin Schrödinger.

The Paul A.M. Dirac Collection consists of selected materials that were digitized from the original Dirac Papers. The digital collection contains lectures, documents including Dirac's PhD dissertation, photographs, formulas, awards given to Dirac, and other historical objects.

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2 qE calculations on quantum electrodynamics
2 qE calculations on quantum electrodynamics
Summary: A large group of calculations on a variety of topics. Self energy of photons using angular acceleration, wave function, fundamental interactions at high energy, Lorentz's force, and Maxwell's equation are all topics present within the notes. Most of these calculations relate back to electromagnetic waves and electrostatic energy.
A Dynamical System with Many Independent Variables
A Dynamical System with Many Independent Variables
Summary: A proof of a dynamic system with many independent variables in relation to classical mechanics .
Abraham Pais, Paul Dirac and E. P. Wigner in receiving line
Abraham Pais, Paul Dirac and E. P. Wigner in receiving line
Photograph taken in Tallahassee, Florida.
Academy of Sciences of Lisbon Award
Academy of Sciences of Lisbon Award
Summary: States that the title of "Correspondente" will be conferred upon Paul A. M. Dirac in recognition of his merits.
Academy of Sciences of Turin Award
Academy of Sciences of Turin Award
Certificate awarding Paul A. M. Dirac with an honorary professorship at the University of Turin, Italy.
All Ready for the Nobelists
All Ready for the Nobelists
Headline "All Ready for the Nobelists" with photos of the event including one of Paul Dirac and his mother dining.
Alternative Method
Alternative Method
Explanation and calculation of an alternative method for an equation.
Alternative Method
Alternative Method
Summary: Written explaination and justafication for the equation which is used to find the time a particle takes to travel down a tube.
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Award
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Award
States that Dirac is a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, but has all of the rights and privileges of a member.
An Invariant Integral
An Invariant Integral
Summary: A single sheet of calculations proving the equations for an invariant integral.
An Invariant Integral
An Invariant Integral
Summary: A continuation of the notes from folder 8 written at a later date. The notes at the end of the proof shows how the invariant integral relates to wave function.
Atomic Space
Atomic Space
Calcuations for Atomic Space. Date range: April 17,1981-December 9, 1982.
Atomic Space
Atomic Space
Summary: Writing mentioning atomic theory.
Austin. Paul Dirac and Manci seated at head dining table
Austin. Paul Dirac and Manci seated at head dining table
Previous identifiers: Formerly Series 1, Box 14, Folder 66.
Balatonföldvár, Hungary. Scenic image of Lake Balaton from the shore
Balatonföldvár, Hungary. Scenic image of Lake Balaton from the shore
Previous identifiers: Formerly Series 1, Box 19, Folder 13.
Balatonföldvár, Hungary. Unidentified girl in dress posing for a photo as the wind blows
Balatonföldvár, Hungary. Unidentified girl in dress posing for a photo as the wind blows
Previous identifiers: Formerly Series 1, Box 19, Folder 13.
Balatonszabadi, Hungary. Image of the sun over a large body of water
Balatonszabadi, Hungary. Image of the sun over a large body of water
Previous identifiers: Formerly Series 1, Box 18, Folder 19.
Balatonszabadi, Hungary. Traditional stone hut
Balatonszabadi, Hungary. Traditional stone hut
Previous identifiers: Formerly Series 1, Box 18, Folder 19.

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