# Paul Dirac

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British theoretical physicist

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## Why Is Paul Dirac Influential?

(Suggest an Edit or Addition)According to Wikipedia, Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac was an English theoretical physicist who is considered to be one of the founders of quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics. He is credited with laying the foundations of quantum field theory. He was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, a professor of physics at Florida State University and the University of Miami, and a 1933 Nobel Prize in Physics recipient.

## Paul Dirac's Published Works

### Published Works

- Principles of Quantum Mechanics (1931) (4407)
- The quantum theory of the electron (1928) (3013)
- Quantised Singularities in the Electromagnetic Field (1931) (2810)
- Note on Exchange Phenomena in the Thomas Atom (1930) (2251)
- Generalized Hamiltonian dynamics (1958) (2227)
- The Quantum Theory of the Emission and Absorption of Radiation (1927) (1744)
- Quantum Mechanics of Many-Electron Systems (1929) (1418)
- Classical theory of radiating electrons (1938) (1285)
- Forms of Relativistic Dynamics (1949) (1184)
- The Cosmological Constants (1937) (901)
- The Theory of magnetic poles (1948) (838)
- On the Theory of quantum mechanics (1926) (783)
- A new basis for cosmology (1938) (756)
- A Theory of Electrons and Protons (550)
- The Quantum Theory of the Electron. Part II (1928) (540)
- Wave equations in conformal space (1936) (517)
- The theory of gravitation in Hamiltonian form (1958) (458)
- The fundamental equations of quantum mechanics (1925) (435)
- On the statistical distribution of the widths and spacings of nuclear resonance levels (1951) (402)
- The Evolution of the Physicist's Picture of Nature (1963) (371)
- GAUGE-INVARIANT FORMULATION OF QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS (1955) (311)
- The Lagrangian in quantum mechanics (1933) (307)
- A new notation for quantum mechanics (1939) (292)
- Fixation of coordinates in the Hamiltonian theory of gravitation (1959) (281)
- A Remarkable Representation of the 3 + 2 de Sitter Group (1963) (280)
- The physical interpretation of the quantum dynamics (271)
- The Quantum Theory of Dispersion (1927) (269)
- An extensible model of the electron (1962) (268)
- The reflection of electrons from standing light waves (1933) (267)
- The Electron Wave Equation in De-Sitter Space (1935) (253)
- Long range forces and broken symmetries (1973) (252)
- Bakerian Lecture - The physical interpretation of quantum mechanics (1942) (251)
- Relativistic Wave Equations (1936) (248)
- General Theory of Relativity (1975) (241)
- Is there an Æther? (1951) (237)
- On the Annihilation of Electrons and Protons (1930) (234)
- On the Analogy Between Classical and Quantum Mechanics (1945) (230)
- The Hamiltonian Form of Field Dynamics (1951) (217)
- Cosmological models and the Large Numbers hypothesis (1974) (204)
- Discussion of the infinite distribution of electrons in the theory of the positron (1934) (185)
- A new classical theory of electrons (1951) (162)
- Lectures on Quantum Field Theory (1969) (157)
- Quantum Mechanics and a Preliminary Investigation of the Hydrogen Atom (1926) (146)
- Relativistic Quantum Mechanics (1932) (127)
- The physical interpretation of quantum mechanics (1942) (126)
- Unitary representations of the Lorentz group (1945) (110)
- Relativity quantum mechanics with an application to Compton scattering (1926) (91)
- Spinors in Hilbert Space (1974) (87)
- The Large Numbers hypothesis and the Einstein theory of gravitation (1979) (87)
- Note on the Interpretation of the Density Matrix in the Many-Electron Problem (1931) (85)
- The lorentz transformation and absolute time (1953) (76)
- XI.—The Relation between Mathematics and Physics (1940) (68)
- THE MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF QUANTUM THEORY (1978) (65)
- On Quantum Algebra (1926) (61)
- A positive-energy relativistic wave equation (1971) (57)
- QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS WITHOUT DEAD WOOD (1965) (56)
- The basis of statistical quantum mechanics (1929) (51)
- A new classical theory of electrons. II (1952) (51)
- Unification of Fundamental Forces: Methods in theoretical physics (1990) (51)
- THE CONDITIONS FOR A QUANTUM FIELD THEORY TO BE RELATIVISTIC (1962) (50)
- Foundations of Quantum Mechanics (1964) (45)
- The effect of Compton scattering by free electrons in a stellar atmosphere (1925) (43)
- Quantum Theory of Localizable Dynamical Systems (1948) (43)
- The requirements of fundamental physical theory (1984) (41)
- Why We Believe in the Einstein Theory (1980) (41)
- The Adiabatic Invariance of the Quantum Integrals (1925) (40)
- Homogeneous variables in classical dynamics (1933) (40)
- The future of atomic physics (1984) (34)
- A reformulation of the Born-Infeld electrodynamics (1960) (32)
- The Elimination of the Nodes in Quantum Mechanics (1926) (32)
- Development of the Physicist’s Conception of Nature (1973) (31)
- The variational equation of relativistic dynamics (1940) (31)
- The Compton Effect in Wave Mechanics (1927) (29)
- Particles of finite size in the gravitational field (1962) (28)
- Can equations of motion be used in high‐energy physics? (1970) (27)
- RELATIVITY AND QUANTUM MECHANICS. (1972) (25)
- The Conditions for Statistical Equilibrium between Atoms, Electrons and Radiation (1924) (24)
- Does Conservation of Energy Hold in Atomic Processes? (1936) (24)
- The relativistic electron wave equation (1979) (24)
- Directions in physics: Lectures delivered during a visit to Australia and New Zealand August/September 1975 (1978) (23)
- Is there an Æther? (1952) (23)
- The origin of quantum field theory (1983) (22)
- The monopole concept (1978) (22)
- Fundamental Constants and Their Development in Time (1973) (20)
- From a Life of Physics (1989) (20)
- Dissociation under a Temperature Gradient (1924) (18)
- On the scattering of fast neutrons by protons (1946) (18)
- Dirac's Cosmology and Mach's Principle (1961) (17)
- Energy of the Gravitational Field (1959) (17)
- The Early Years of Relativity (1988) (16)
- On the algebra of the meson matrices (1947) (15)
- Pretty mathematics (1982) (15)
- The excellence of Einstein's theory of gravitation (1979) (14)
- On Lorentz invariance in the quantum theory (1942) (12)
- A positive-energy relativistic wave equation. II (1971) (12)
- Theory of Magnetic Monopoles (1976) (12)
- Information Processing in Biological Systems (1985) (11)
- A new classical theory of electrons. III (1954) (11)
- Is there an Æther? (1952) (10)
- On the classical equations of motion of radiating electrons (1949) (8)
- On the Dissociation of Molecules in the Atmospheres of the Stars of the Main Sequence (1933) (8)
- Fundamental Interactions in Physics and Astrophysics (1973) (8)
- Does renormalization make sense (1981) (7)
- HAMILTONIAN METHODS AND QUANTUM MECHANICS (1964) (7)
- On the theory of spinning particles (1947) (6)
- Complex variables in quantum mechanics (1937) (6)
- Quantum Mechanics and the Aether (1954) (5)
- Large numbers hypothesis and its consequences. (1975) (5)
- The Dynamics of Streams of Matter (1977) (5)
- The development of quantum theory : J. Robert Oppenheimer memorial prize acceptance speech (1971) (5)
- New ideas of space and time (1973) (5)
- The development of quantum mechanics : Conferenza tenuta il 14 aprile 1972 (1974) (4)
- CXI. Note on the Relativity Dynamics of a Particle (1924) (4)
- The Dissociation of Molecules in the Atmospheres of the Carbon Stars (1933) (4)
- Note on the Doppler principle and Bohr's frequency condition (1924) (4)
- Paul Dirac and Igor Tamm correspondence. Part 1. 1928 - 1933 (1993) (4)
- Consequences of varying G (1978) (4)
- On Mathisson's variational equation of relativistic dynamics (1946) (4)
- The Variation of G and the Problem of the Moon (1980) (3)
- Prof. Erwin Schrödinger, For.Mem.R.S. (1961) (3)
- Can equations of motion be used (1969) (3)
- Lectures on quantum electrodynamics (1964) (3)
- Variation of G (1975) (3)
- Statement of a Problem in Quantum Mechanics (1933) (3)
- III. On the theory of point electrons (1948) (2)
- An action principle for the motion of particles (1974) (2)
- Photo-electric absorption in hydrogen-like atoms (1932) (2)
- On the self-accelerating electron (1947) (2)
- The stress tensor in field dynamics (1955) (2)
- The adiabatic hypothesis for magnetic fields (1926) (2)
- A new meaning for gauge transformations in electrodynamics (1950) (2)
- Quantum field theory of bound states III. Bound states in strong interaction (1953) (1)
- The vacuum in quantum electrodynamics (1957) (1)
- High-energy physics : in honor of P.A.M. Dirac in his eightieth year (1985) (1)
- The Geometrical Nature of Space and Time (1974) (1)
- Dr. M. Mathisson (1940) (1)
- EXTRACT 8 – The Quantum Theory of the Electron* (1970) (1)
- The Requirements of a Basic Physical Theory (1984) (1)
- NOTE ON THE USE OF NON-ORTHOGONAL WAVE FUNCTIONS IN PERTURBATION CALCULATIONS (1955) (1)
- My Life as a Physicist (1983) (1)
- The large numbers hypothesis and the cosmological variation of the gravitational constant. (1978) (1)
- Reminiscences about a great physicist: Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac (1987) (1)
- QUANTIZATION OF THE GRAVITATIONAL FIELD. (1970) (1)
- The scientific work of Georges Lemaître. (1972) (1)
- Developments in quantum electrodyamics (1946) (0)
- New Approach to Cosmological Theory (1978) (0)
- Developments of Einstein’s Theory of Gravitation (1979) (0)
- Derivation of Dirac's equation for a free particle (1946) (0)
- The Glorious Days of Physics: Professor Dirac’s Birthday (1984) (0)
- Current trends in the theory of fields (Tallahassee-1978) : a symposium in honor of P.A.M. Dirac (1978) (0)
- Pattern formation 2 . 1 2 Pattern formation (0)
- VARIABILITY OF THE GRAVITATIONAL CONSTANT. (1972) (0)
- P.A.M. Dirac - Y. Nishina, correspondence, 1928-1948 (1990) (0)
- The Present State of Gravitational Theory (1983) (0)
- The impulse-energy tensor of material particles (1944) (0)
- Einstein, una determinada idea sobre la ciencia (1979) (0)
- Finite Number of Dimensions (1974) (0)
- Gauge invariant cut-off in quantum electrodynamics (1970) (0)
- Models of the Universe (1981) (0)
- LANDAU—GREAT SCIENTIST AND TEACHER (1989) (0)
- Feeling for Form in Physics (1970) (0)
- The Electron and Relativity (1966) (0)
- Even Number of Dimensions (1974) (0)
- 128. The Cosmical Constants (1979) (0)
- Zitterbewegung of the new positive-energy particle (1973) (0)
- PHYSICAL INTERPRETATION OF QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS. (1968) (0)
- Equivalence of the Schroedinger and Heisenberg Pictures (1964) (0)
- SMALL-ANGLE SCATTERING OF PARTICLES WITH SPIN (1983) (0)

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