Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac was a British
theoretical physicist. Dirac made fundamental contributions to the
early development of both quantum mechanics and quantum
electrodynamics.
He held the Lucasian Chair of Mathematics at the
University of Cambridge and spent the last fourteen years of his
life at Florida State University.
Among other discoveries, he formulated the Dirac
equation, which describes the behavior of fermions and which led to
the prediction of the existence of antimatter. Dirac shared the
Nobel Prize in physics in 1933 with Erwin Schrodinger, for the
discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory.
