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Maxwell,

James Clerk, Scottish physicist and mathematician, 1831-1879.
Maxwell law - a law of distribution of velocities.
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Though James Clerk Maxwell's discoveries are fascinating, Wagner and Briggs did not have to detail the particular mathematical and experimental techniques he used.
It was in these travels through virtual dusty tomes (sans dust motes) that I had my first encounter with the writings and etched drawings made by the "father of light," physicist James Clerk Maxwell. In 1873 Maxwell wrote that light and electro-magnetism share the same ultimate nature, both being electro-magnetic radiations.
Pictured on Willamette Hall are Marie Curie, Isaac Newton and James Clerk Maxwell and his "demon."
He published more than 170 scientific papers, holds more that 50 patents, and was the recipient, in 1979, of one of the American Physical Society's most prestigious awards, the James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics.
As Einstein put it, "One scientific epoch ended and another began with James Clerk Maxwell" [32].
James Clerk Maxwell, the renowned Scottish physicist who formulated classical electromagnetic theory, counseled that, "Thoroughly conscious ignorance is the prelude to every real advance in science."
Since stepping down as CEO of Wolfson in 2007 and as a director last year, Milne has become chairman of the Edinburgh international Science Festival and the James Clerk Maxwell Foundation.
This was accomplished by James Clerk Maxwell, a professor of experimental physics at Cambridge University.
The plot thickens and the story proceeds gradually as we are introduced to the contributions of Galileo Galilei, Sir Isaac Newton and James Clerk Maxwell. The two former are noted due to their descriptions of macroscopic "real life" phenomena (to lull us into a false sense of ease) and the last, to consider his unification of the electronic and magnetic forces (horrors--that means tons of math!).
The camera, SCUBA-2, has been unveiled on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) in Hawaii.
The new camera has been mounted on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) - at an altitude of more than 4,000ft, near the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii.