Blog 31 The making of anti-matter – A tribute to Paul Dirac

“…Heisenberg and Schrödinger can claim to have caught the first glimpses of the theory. But it was Dirac who put them together and revealed the whole picture.” Stephen Hawking from his’s book about Dirac titled Paul Dirac: The Man and His Work, 1998.

Figure 1. Sometimes computer models make modern art and science. A display of a proton-proton collision taken in the LHCb detector in the early hours of May 9, 2016. Credit: LHCB

The collisions explode with many particles and even the Higgs bBoson particle. Credit Wikipedia and LHC

CERN’s Anti-Proton generator and the program to build anti-matter atoms as predicted by Paul Dirac in the 1930s, a famous Nobel Prize winner, he was on my Ph D committee.

Dr. and Mrs. Paul Dirac in Copenhagen

Paul A. M. Dirac and Margit Wigner were married in 1937. ( She preferred to be called by her nickname, Manci, by among friends and family. Manci Wagner was the brother sister of a Noble Prize winner as well as the wife of one. Her famous brother, Eugene Wigner, worked with Fermi to developed chain reactions. Paul Dirac married a single mom and adopted Gabrriel amd and Judith, Margit’s Manci’s chilkdren by from a previous marrage. Paul and Margncit Dirac had two additional children together, both daughters, Mary Elizabeth and Florence Monica. Mary died in 1995. Dr. Momica Monica Dirac Parker works as a geophysisists at Scripps and is married to a top top-rated oceanograper, Dr. Bob Parker. Gabriel grew up to become an accomplished mathmetician, though he passed away in 1984. Manci and Paul were married until Paul’s death later that same year, and Manci died shortly thereafter.


Paul Adrian Adrien Maurice Dirac, Nobel Prize winner in physics (1902 to1984)

In my opinion, he Paul Dirac was one of the top five theoretical physicists in history. Dr. Dirac completely reshaped the world. His studies in quantum mechanics led to things like cell phones and other amazing breakthroughs such as the Dirac Equation. The Dirac Equation explains how electrons move in a quantum field, the behavior of electrons leading to all modern electronics.: His Dirac equation, when applied to relativity, yields anti-matter.

Dirac is was the father of Antimatter antimatter but refused to work on any weapons, even in the war when ordered to by his superiors. Paul A. M Dirac is how he signed my PhD dissertation. He was a humble man and liked to take walks in the woods. He liked heavy cream on his blue berry pie. He was married to Eugene Wigner’s sister until he died. Manci and Paull died in the same year.
They had two daughters both married American scientists and one daughter Monica is a great geophysicist at Scripps in San Diego Dirac foretold the existence of antimatter, electrodynamics and other fields. Dirac was also able to infer the existence of vacuum polarization, revealing that what we once believed was empty space is not. Space is made of something without bosons butb we do not know, awash with short-lived particle-antiparticle pairs.

This work led me to believe space is make made up of some key particles that do not contain the Higgs Bosonboson particles. Dark Matter matter could ppass through us and you we can pass through it like empty space. We do not yet have all the answers and plenty more to learn.

In his book titled Paul Dirac: The Man and His Work, Stephen Hawking wrote, “Dirac founded quantum electrodynamics, accounting for the creation and annihilation of photons of light within atoms, and his Lagrangian formulation of quantum mechanics led to Richard Feynman’s path integrals. Just like dark matter can go through us with interacting space made of of some fundamental partcleparticle yet to be discovered, which gives of us antiproton and protons and mabemaybe antielectron and electrons. Somehow these particles are in equilibrium.

Dirac showed that quantization of electric charge occurs naturally if a magnetic monopole exists somewhere in the universe. He also created a prototype string theory.,” stated Stephen Hawking in his book titled Paul Dirac: The Man and His Work, 1998.

Paul Dirac like sailing and swimming in the ocean even when it was the middle of winnerwinter. We often went sailing to a cove which across from Coconut Grove, which is adjacent to the park in Key Biscayne Bay. This park had lots of Australian Pine trees, and while went the women were prepatred the food, h, which is adjacent to the park in Key Biscayne Bay with many Australian Pines. He would waljk through the woods. It ate very little for lunch, but at dinner Manci would prepare Hungarian foods. Dirac was a very humble man. He admired Sir Francis Chichester, a pilot who broke records and repaired his own plane on an island in the Pacific. He also sailed around the Earth single handed.

A few weeks after his crewless voyage to navigatione the planet in a sailboat with zero help,. ChichesterHe was became the first Englishmen Englishman to sail around the world single solohanded. In 1967, he was knighted, being appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire for “individual achievement and sustained endeavor in the navigation and seamanship of small craft.”.

Francis Chichester passed away of cancer in Plymouth, England on August 26, 1972.

Participants of the fifth Solvay International Conference, 1927 include Einstein, Schrodinger, Dirac, Heisenberg, Pauli and many other great men of science

“The fifth Solvay International Conference on Electrons and Photons, was held in October 1927. Prominent physicists from all the world met to discuss the newly formulated quantum theory. 17 of the 29 participants were or became Nobel Laureates. Back row, left to right: Auguste Piccard, Émile Henriot, Paul Ehrenfest, Édouard Herzen, Théophile de Donder, Erwin Schrödinger, Jules-Émile Verschaffelt, Wolfgang Pauli, Werner Heisenberg, Ralph Howard Fowler, Léon Brillouin. Albert Einstein is uop front, middle of the photo.

Middle row, left to right: Peter Debye, Martin Knudsen, William Lawrence Bragg, Hendrik Anthony Kramers, Paul Dirac, Arthur Compton, Louis de Broglie, Max Born, Niels Bohr. Front row, left to right: Irving Langmuir, Max Planck, Marie Skłodowska Curie, Hendrik Lorentz, Albert Einstein, Paul Langevin, Charles-Eugène Guye, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Owen Willans Richardson.
Photo: Benjamin Couprie, Institut International de Physique Solvay, Brussels, Belgium.

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Dr. Levin was born and grew up in Vermont with many winters spent in Florida as a child. As a teenager he wrote poetry, served as a lifeguard and played football. He currently enjoys sailing, exploring underwater caves, snorkeling, writing science fiction and other pursuits. After working on the Apollo and Mars projects, he returned to school to study under Nobel Laureate Paul Dirac, obtaining his PhD in 2.5 years. Dr. Levin founded two companies and served the science policy apparatus in President Ford’s administration. He has been published over 44 times in scientific literature and was awarded over 32 US patents. The science fiction writer is now emerging with his first work, a trilogy entitled 30th Century. The first award-winning book, 30th Century: Escape, is currently available on Amazon. Book two in the series, 30th Century: Revived, is now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble as well as many other retailers.

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