Top 7 Mad Scientists between Genius and Insanity:


Number 5, Paul Dirac:

Paul Dirac was a British theoretical physicist who made fundamental contributions to the development of quantum mechanics, quantum field theory and quantum electrodynamics. He is particularly known for his attempts to unify the theories of quantum mechanics and relativity theory. His Dirac Equation, which was formulated in 1928 and describes the behavior of fermions like the electron. He predicted the existence of antimatter such as the positron. He shared the 1933 Nobel Prize in Physics for 1933 with Erwin Schrödinger for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory and is regarded by some as one of the greatest physicists of all time. So why is he among the seven most quirky? Apparently, when we speak of great genie, autism comes into focus. That can be said of Paul Dirac. Although his work was remarkable, his state of mind proved to be that of a person dealing with autism. He was a solitary man, never making eye contact. There have been reports that he would go into hysterical fits when stressed and preferred to work alone and spent most of his time in solitude. As we will discover, autism plagues many great minds.