Simply Dirac
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Simply Dirac looks at the life and work of one of the world’s most accomplished—and strangest—theoretical physicists, Paul Dirac, who was among the founders of quantum mechanics. Written by physics scholar Helge Kragh for a non-academic audience, Simply Dirac is an engaging, accessible, and highly entertaining biography that requires no previous knowledge of physics to fully appreciate the odd life and lasting legacy of a man who revolutionized his field and changed the way we see the world.


Professor of History of Science and Technology at Aarhus University, Denmark, Helge Kragh is the author of numerous books on physics and cosmology, including the first full-length biography of Paul Dirac, Dirac: A Scientific Biography. Among his other books are Cosmology and Controversy (1999), Quantum Generations: A History of Physics in the Twentieth Century (2002), and Conceptions of Cosmos (2013).