Paul Dirac receives the Max Planck Medal.
Paul Dirac publishes “The Principles of Quantum Mechanics”.
Paul Dirac receives the Nobel Prize in Physics, with Erwin Schrödinger, for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory.
Paul Dirac receives the Copley Medal.
Paul Dirac dies in Tallahasse, Florida.
Paul Dirac attends the Merchant Venturers’ Technical College (later Cotham School), where his father teaches French.
Paul Dirac becomes an honorary fellow of the Institute of Physics in London.
Paul Dirac publishes “The Quantum Theory of the Electron”.
Paul Dirac marries Margit, Eugene Winger’s sister, from Budapest. Margit already has two children, Judith and Gabriel, who Dirac adopts. The couple have two children together, Mary Elizabeth and Florence Monica.
Paul Dirac becomes an honorary fellow of the American Physical Society.
Paul Dirac completes his primary education at Bishop Road Primary School.
Paul Dirac is accepted to study mathematics in St John’s College, in Cambridge, and is awarded a scholarship. The amount of money, however, is not enough to pay for the living costs in Cambridge, and the foreign nationality of Dirac’s father prevents him from further financial support. Dirac frequents a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Bristol instead, with no tuition fee. He skips the first year of the course due to his former education in engineering.
Paul Dirac becomes a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Paul Dirac is born in Bristol at his parents’ home, and grew up in Bishopston. His father, Charles Dirac, is originally from Saint-Maurice, Switzerland, and works in the UK as French teacher. His mother, Florence Holten, comes from Cornwall and works as a librarian at Bristol Central Library. The couple had a daughter, Betty, and another son, Felix, who committed suicide in 1925. Dirac will later comment on their parents characteristic negligence and his father’s authoritarianism.
Paul Dirac holds a 1851 Research Fellowship from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.
Paul Dirac, after graduating from Bristol, receives a scholarship from the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. This allows him to finally move to St John’s College in Cambridge, where he studies the theory of general relativity and quantum physics, under the supervision of Ralph Fowler. He completes his PhD in 1926, with the first thesis on quantum mechanics worldwide.
Paul Dirac retires from Cambridge and moves to Florida, USA, where he carries on his research at the Florida State University and at the University of Miami.
Paul Dirac finishes his studies on electrical engineering at the University of Bristol, co-located with the Merchant Venturers’ Technical College.
Paul Dirac becomes professor of physics at the Florida State University.
Paul Dirac visits the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, where he meets Eugene Winger, whose sister he would marry at a few years later.
Paul Dirac lectures on cosmology and non-dimensional combinations of world constants at the Physical Engineering Institute in Leningrad. His connection to Russia dates back to 1929, and he has visited the country several times, except during the period between World War II and 1957, when he is forbidden to travel to the Soviet Union by the British government, due to his work in atomic energy.
Paul Dirac is appointed Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, where he remained for 37 years.