James Clerk Maxwell: Acclaimed the Father of Modern Physics

Grating to the ear. but without the presence of electric and magnetic forces we couldn’t survive on this planet.

James Clerk Maxwell was a major contributor to the field of modern physics for his discovery of the theory of electromagnetism in the 19th century, as well as theories contributing to optics, color vision, and elasticity, just to name a few.

Taught the Bible by his mother, it’s said he could recite the entire 119th Psalm—as well as chapter and verse for most quotations from the Psalms.

Ian Hutchinson, professor of Nuclear Science at MIT, said of Maxwell in a 2014 essay: "Maxwell’s insights into physics were made possible by his religious commitments. . .for him, the coherence of nature resulted from its origin in the mind of its Creator."


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