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The Sciences

The Greatest? Dirac's Quantum Theory of the Electron

Cosmic VarianceBy cjohnsonJanuary 9, 2006 12:45 PM

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P. A. M. Dirac, The quantum theory of the electron, Proc. R. Soc. London A 117 610-612 (1928); The quantum theory of the electron Part II Proc. R. Soc. London A 118 351-361 (1928). These two papers we'll count as one. Brought to you by the quiet but firm hand of Paul Dirac. Where would we be today without this level of understanding of the physics of the electron. There'd be no electronics, for example. Imagine our communications without that! Can this work push out the competition, upsetting the bookies? Make one comment, which will be your vote. (Any other comments from you on this thread will be deleted.) Feel free to tell the world what this paper means to you.... and why you voted for it over the others..... Or you can just make a comment that registers your vote, making whatever noise you want! Voting ends 9:00pm, Jan 16th Pacific Standard Time. -cvj

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