The One-Electron Universe | Space Time
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The One-Electron Universe | Space Time

Sometimes, seemingly crazy ideas in physics lead to the most profound advances. For example: the idea that every electron in the universe is really the one same electron.. traveling forwards and backwards in time. In the spring of 1940 the great physicist John Archibald Wheeler had a flash of insight. …

Paul Dirac and the religion of mathematical beauty
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Paul Dirac and the religion of mathematical beauty

So welcome to the Royal Society’s Centre for the History of Science. I’m Uta Frith, and I’m the Chair of the Library Committee, and therefore I feel very privileged also to be part of the events that are being put on, and in fact I want to particularly thank Felicity …