James Clerk Maxwell
#41 Overall Influence

James Clerk Maxwell

Scottish physicist

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James Clerk Maxwell was a Scottish scientist in the field of mathematical physics. His most notable achievement was to formulate the classical theory of electromagnetic radiation, bringing together for the first time electricity, magnetism, and light as different manifestations of the same phenomenon. Maxwell’s equations for electromagnetism have been called the “second great unification in physics” after the first one realised by Isaac Newton.

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Schools

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University of Aberdeen
University of Aberdeen

University in Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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University of London
University of London

Federal research university in London, England

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University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge

Collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

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University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh

Public research university in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?
  • A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism
  • An Elementary Treatise on Electricity

Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#1 World Rank
Engineering
#15 World Rank
Physics
#49 World Rank
Mathematics