Graham Farmelo Explores Paul Dirac’s Life

The Strangest Man by Graham Farmelo
The Strangest Man by Graham Farmelo


Experienced in software engineering, Graeme Queen works as a senior director of IT solution delivery in Portland, Oregon. Also an avid reader, Graeme Queen enjoys reading books about science and technology, including The Strangest Man by Graham Farmelo.

Released in 2009, The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius is a biography of physicist P.A.M. Dirac. The book went on to great success, gaining the Costa Biography Award and the Los Angeles Book Prize for Science and Technology. The work also gave the author, Graham Farmelo, numerous opportunities to speak at literary events and campuses.

The biography centers on the private life of Paul Dirac, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who lived from 1902 to 1984. Paul Dirac’s many achievements are greatly explored throughout the book, including his greatest achievement as a co-discoverer of quantum theory. However, Farmelo’s book doesn’t stop there. It goes on to detail Paul Dirac’s Nobel Prize-winning prediction of antimatter and his other observations on magnetic monopoles, as well as the intricacies of Dirac’s personal life as an introvert.


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