The Origin of Maxwell's Equations
Professor Malcolm Longair, CBE, FRS, FRSE.
9th Astronomer Royal for Scotland; Director of Development and Outreach, Emeritus Jacksonian Professor of Natural Philosophy, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge.
Maxwell's discovery of the laws of electromagnetism represents one of the key events in the history of physics, resulting in a paradigm shift from Newtonian physics to a Universe dominated by fields. Maxwell's discovery provides the link between the physics of Newton and Einstein. The revolutionary nature of Maxwell's insights will be highlighted.
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