Strangest ManA Dirac returns to Caltech
Dirac’s younger daughter Monica visited Caltech as the guest of the physics department, sixty nine years after her father paid his momentous visit to the institution.
Graham will be giving a colloquium ‘Paul Dirac – the theorist’s theorist’ Details can be found here.Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan
During his visit to Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan, Graham will be giving a talk on Paul Dirac and the Religion of Mathematical Beauty, 22 October, 4pm. The following day, he will be giving the O’Neill memorial lecture, Winston Churchill – Writer, Global Political Figure, Nuclear Visionary, at 7pm. Details can be found here.Fermilab
Graham will be talking about the life and work of Paul Dirac. Details will be published here.The Strangest Man published in Turkish
Graham’s biography of Dirac has now been published in Turkish.
The cleric who wanted Dirac kept out of Westminster Abbey
The struggle to have Dirac commemorated in Westminster Abbey lasted several years, as Graham describes in The Strangest Man. According to the late physicist Dick Dalitz, who led the group that campaigned for the commemoration, the main obstacle was the Dean of Westminster, who objected that Dirac had been a ‘militant atheist’. …
Michael Mayne, Dean of Westminster Abbey (1986-1996)Dirac’s Quantum interviews now online
Dirac’s recollections of the history of quantum theory, given in five interviews with Thomas Kuhn and Eugene Wigner in 1962-3, are now available online.
1962, Yeshiva UniversityThe Dirac family – by a friendly neighbour in Cambridge
New insights into the extraordinary Dirac family emerge in a remarkable letter by Rosemary McGregor-Wood, who lived directly opposite them in Cavendish Avenue.
Dirac family in c. 1946‘Beauty as method’ collection of Dirac papers published in Italy
The Italian physicist Vincenzo Barone has published La Bellezza Come Metodo, a handsome collection of papers by Paul Dirac on the great value of mathematical beauty as a lodestar to theoretical physicists.
Beauty as Method
Graham’s biography of Dirac is now available in an Italian translation: L’uomo più strano del mondo