1902 – Born on August 8th in Bristol, England. English theoretical physicist who was one of the founders of quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics.
– The developer and eponym of bra and ket notation (Dirac notation) and of Dirac equation of relativistic quantum mechanics.
1921 – He studied electrical engineering, obtaining the B.Sc. (Engineering) degree.
1926 – He received his Ph.D. degree.
1927 – He became a Fellow of St.John’s College.
1928 – Dirac is most famous for his relativistic quantum theory of the electron and his prediction of the existence of antiparticles.
1930 – Awarded the Fellow of the Royal Society.
– Dirac’s publications include the books Quantum Theory of the Electron and The Principles of Quantum Mechanics.
1932 – Became a Lucasian professor of mathematics at Cambridge University.
1933 – Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics with Erwin Schrödinger, for their discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory.
1937 – He married Margit Wigner, of Budapest.
1939 – Received the Royal Society Medal.
1941 – Became a Royal Society Bakerian lecturer.
1946 – Was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
1952 – Received the Royal Society Copley Medal.
1961 – He was elected a member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
1984 – Died on October 20th in Tallahassee, Florida at the age of 82.