James Clerk Maxwell


This Scottish physicist is best known for his theory of electromagnetism and his connection between light and electromagnetic waves. He is considered one of the greatest scientists of the 19th century. Maxwell’s equations elegantly describe the fundalmentals of electromagnetism. He also worked on the kinetic theory of gases, the motion of spinning tops, perception of colors, and more. Photograph by Fergus of Greenack of engraving by G.J. Stodart

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