, Volume 8, Issue 8, pp 59–74 | Cite as

The discovery of Dirac equation and its impact on present-day physics

  • G Rajasekaran
General Article


The major events in the discovery of the Dirac equation and its interpretation are traced. The subsequent role it has played in the development of quantum field theory culminating in the Standard Model of present-day high energy physics is discussed.


Dirac equation Klein-Gordon equation spinors hole theory standard model 


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • G Rajasekaran
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  1. 1.Institute of Mathematical SciencesChennaiIndia

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