James Clerk Maxwell
(1831 - 1879)

born: June 13, 1831 in Edinburgh
died: November 5, 1879 in Cambridge

British Physicist. Prof. in Aberdeen, London and Cambridge. Creator of modern electrodynamics and the electrodynamic theory of light (Maxwell-Theory).

He was also involved in the development of the kinetic gas theory.

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