Posts about Paul Dirac
Pure mathematics and physics are becoming ever more closely connected, though their methods remain different. One may describe the situation by saying that the mathematician plays a game in which he himself invents the rules while the physicist plays a game in which the rules are provided by Nature, but as time goes on it becomes increasingly evident that the rules which the mathematician finds interesting are the same as those which Nature has chosen. It is difficult to predict what the result of all this will be. Possibly, the two subjects will ultimately unify, every branch of pure mathematics then having its physical application, its importance in physics being proportional to its interest in mathematics. At present we are, of course, very far from this stage, even with regard to some of the most elementary questions. For example, only four-dimensional space is of importance in physics, while spaces with other numbers of dimensions are of about equal interest in mathematics
-- Paul Dirac
I just found this gem written by one of best physicists who ever lived.
you should read it.
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I'm fascinated with Paul Dirac. I've watched as many documentaries as I can about him on YouTube. I was hoping someone can remember the documentary where his equation was on a plaque outside his old class room door? It was in red and looked almost 3-D. I want to get a tattoo of it on my arm and can no longer locate the documentary.