Who was James Clerk Maxwell?


James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) was one of the greatest scientists who have ever lived.

To him we owe the most significant discovery of our age – the theory of electromagnetism. He is rightly acclaimed as the father of modern physics.

He also made fundamental contributions to mathematics, astronomy and engineering.

Albert Einstein said of him:

“One scientific epoch ended and another began with James Clerk Maxwell.”

“The special theory of relativity owes its origins to Maxwell’s equations of the electromagnetic field.”

Note: text extracted from the James Clerk Maxwell Foundation (https://clerkmaxwellfoundation.org/html/about_maxwell.html)