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Single Idea 20631

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 2. Electrodynamics / c. Electrons]

Full Idea

In 1928 Paul Dirac discovered the quantum equation that describes the electron and conforms to the requirements special relativity theory.

Gist of Idea

Dirac showed how electrons conform to special relativity


Frank Close (Theories of Everything [2017], 3 'Light!')

Book Reference

Close,Frank: 'Theories of Everything' [Profile Books 2017], p.51

A Reaction

This sounds like a major step in the unification of physics. Quantum theory and General relativity remain irreconcilable.