Albert Einstein said this of Paul Dirac—in reference to the tittle of this post.
The writers of, The Big Bang Theory, should take a look at Paul Dirac’s biography. Sheldon Cooper would worship Paul Dirac. I found quite a few Sheldon type incidences on Dirac’s Wikipedia page.
Even though Dirac was generally an atheist, I think he says one thing that may make Sheldon a bible-thumper like his mother. The relationship between Amy and Sheldon seems quite similar to Dirac and “Wigner‘s sister” (Wikipedia states this is how he introduced his wife to a guest who was shocked to find a woman at Dirac’s house.).
This without a doubt, a Sheldon Cooper comeback (from Wikipedia): Dirac criticized the physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer‘s interest in poetry: “The aim of science is to make difficult things understandable in a simpler way; the aim of poetry is to state simple things in an incomprehensible way. The two are incompatible.
I will probably allude to Dirac in my novel. My main character is quite intelligent and she’ll find herself on that “dizzying path between genius and madness.“
Dirac was affiliated with both the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, and Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.
The picture on the left comes from Wikipedia and has the following credits:
Paul Dirac with wife July 1963 at Copenhagen by GFHund
The picture on the right comes fro, Wikipedia and has the following credits:
Description: Mayim Bialik and Jim Parsons at PaleyFest 2013 for the TV show “Big Bang Theory”
Date 13 March 2013, 19:24:43