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James Clerk Maxwell
Birth: Jun. 13, 1831
Edinburgh
City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Death: Nov. 5, 1879
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire, England

Mathematical physicist, he is best remembered as the creator of the electromagnetic theory of light waves. He formulated a set of equations, expressing the basic laws of electricity and magnetism now called Maxwell equations in his honor. He is also credited with developing the first permanent color photograph in 1861. He demonstrated that electric and magnetic fields travel through the space in the form of waves. His written works include, "On Faraday's Lines of Force" (1855), "Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism" (1873), and "Electric Researches of Henry Cavendish" (1879). Einstein described Maxwell's work "as the most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton." His funeral sevice was held at Trinity Chapel, Cambridge, then his body was taken back to his home in Glenlair, Scotland and buried in Parton churchyard.  (bio by: s.canning) 
 
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Parton Chuchyard
Parton
Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
 
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Record added: Dec 01, 2006
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James Clerk Maxwell
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- Debi
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- R I P
 Added: Nov. 5, 2014
Thank~you for the science. Rest in Heavenly peace.
- William Neill
 Added: Nov. 4, 2014
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