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    The Strangest Man
    The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom

    by Graham Farmelo

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    • Language: english
    • Characters: Paul Dirac
    • Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
    • Awards: Guardian First Book Award Nominee for Longlist (2009), PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography Nominee (2010), Costa Book Award for Biography (2009), Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology (2009)
    • Release date: August 1, 2009
    • Author: Graham Farmelo
    • ISBN: 9780465018277 (0465018270)
    • Genres: biography, science, physics, history, mathematics
    • Format: hardcover, 539 pages

    About The Book

    ‘A monumental achievement — one of the great scientific biographies.’ Michael Frayn

    The Strangest Man is the Costa Biography Award-winning account of Paul Dirac, the famous physicist sometimes called the British Einstein. He was one of the leading pioneers of the greatest revolution in twentieth-century science: quantum mechanics. The youngest theoretician ever to win the Nobel Prize for Physics, he was also pathologically reticent, strangely literal-minded and legendarily unable to communicate or empathize. Through his greatest period of productivity, his postcards home contained only remarks about the weather.

    Based on a previously undiscovered archive of family papers, Graham Farmelo celebrates Dirac’s massive scientific achievement while drawing a compassionate portrait of his life and work. Farmelo shows a man who, while hopelessly socially inept, could manage to love and sustain close friendship.

    The Strangest Man is an extraordinary and moving human story, as well as a study of one of the most exciting times in scientific history.

    ‘A wonderful book … Moving, sometimes comic, sometimes infinitely sad, and goes to the roots of what we mean by truth in science.’ Lord Waldegrave, Daily Telegraph

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