James Maxwell

James Clerk Maxwell (1831 - 1879)

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James Clerk Maxwell
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Died in Cambridge, Englandmap
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Categories: Scientists | British Notables | Maxwell Name Study.

James Maxwell is Notable.

Biography

  • Noted physicist, discovered Saturn's rings to be small particles, published Maxwell's Equations re: electromagnetic force
  • @14 published first academic paper[1]
  • @25 appointed Chair of Natural Philosophy at U. of Aberdeen[1]
  • produced 1st colored photographs[1]
  • @48 died of abdominal cancer[1]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Great Minds: James Clerk Maxwell, Electromagnetic Hero." SciShow 15 Sept 2016. Youtube.com (Web)
  • P. M. Harman, ‘Maxwell, James Clerk (1831–1879)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2009 accessed 29 Aug 2016


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Engraving of James Clerk Maxwell by G. J. Stodart from a photograph by Fergus of Greenock
Engraving of James Clerk Maxwell by G. J. Stodart from a photograph by Fergus of Greenock

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