Monday, September 01, 2008

James Clerk Maxwell

It is strange to find a short and concise biography of Maxwell in the business section of Yahoo, but there it is.

Frank Wilczek, an MIT professor and winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize in physics, said his prize-winning equation for subatomic quarks and gluons is "very much an extension" of Maxwell's work. He compared his Nobel output to "Maxwell's equations on steroids."

"Maxwell changed our picture of the world and introduced a basically new and extremely fruitful way of thinking about nature," he told IBD.

It's a fair article to read if you don't have the time and patience to read a whole book on Maxwell.


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