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Three incredible people were born this day: 1901 - Ernest Lawrence, American Nobel Prize-winning physicist, known for his work on uranium-isotope separation for the Manhattan Project, invention of the cyclotron, and for founding the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. 1902 - Paul Dirac, English-American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate. He formulated the Dirac equation, which describes the behaviour of fermions and predicted the existence of antimatter. Dirac shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for 1933 with Erwin Schrödinger, "for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory". He also did work that forms the basis of modern attempts to reconcile general relativity with quantum mechanics. 1931 – Roger Penrose, English physicist, mathematician, and philosopher, is known for his work in mathematical physics, in particular for his contributions to general relativity and cosmology. He has received the 1988 Wolf Prize for physics, which he shared with Stephen Hawking for their contribution to our understanding of the universe. (42 articles)
created August 08, 2014
updated August 08, 2014