The History of Leith

November 25, 2008

Memorial unveiled to forgotten city genius

THERE is a mountain range on the planet Venus named after him and his face appears on a Mexican postage stamp.
But despite his significance, there has never been a statue of the great Edinburgh scientist James Clerk Maxwell in his home town – until now. for more click here

James Clerk Maxwell (13 June 1831 – 5 November 1879) was a Scottish mathematician and theoretical physicist. His most significant achievement was the development of the classical electromagnetic theory, synthesizing all previous unrelated observations, experiments and equations of electricity, magnetism and even optics into a consistent theory. for more click here

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