PAUL DIRAC (1902- 84)

1928 – UK

‘Every fundamental particle has an antiparticle – a mirror twin with the same mass but opposite charge’

‘It appears that the simplest Hamiltonian for a point-charge electron satisfying the requirements of both relativity and the general transformation theory leads to an explanation of all duplexity phenomena without further assumption’

1931 – UK

‘A magnetic monopole is analogous to electric charge’

A magnetic monopole is a hypothetical particle that carries a basic magnetic charge – in effect, a single north or south magnetic pole acting as a free particle.

Until recently no one has observed a monopole.

picture of the Nobel medal - link to nobelprize.org

Link to WIKIPEDIA

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