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Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 1902-1984


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

John B. Hart Conference on the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics Collection

Identifier: XUA-90
Abstract Collection documents the Conference on the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics, which the Xavier University Department of Physics hosted from October 1-5, 1962. The conference, jointly sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Office of Naval Research, and the Judge Robert S. Marx Foundation, was chaired by physics professor Boris Podolsky. John B. Hart served as conference manager. The principal participants were six eminent physicists, including two Nobel Prize...
Dates: 1961-2005; Majority of material found within 1961-1964

P. A. M. Dirac, Projective geometry: origin of quantum equations lecture, 1972, 2005

 File — Box 5, Folder: 10
Scope and Contents

Contains CDs of a sound recording made by Hart of Dirac speaking about projective geometry on October 30, 1972 at Boston University. This recording, according to Hart, includes the personal announcement by Dirac that he had never published his "secret" use of projective geometry in creating quantum mechanics. Roger Penrose offers concluding remarks at the end of the recording.

Dates: 1972; 2005

The Evolution of the Physicist's Picture of Nature, 1962 October 2

 Item — Reel XUA90-a04-01, Reel: XUA90-a04-02
Scope and Contents From the File:

Recordings consist of public lectures given by Aharonov, Furry, and Wigner on the first day of the conference, and by Dirac on the second day.

Dates: 1962 October 2