James Clerk Maxwell was  hailed as the No 1 Scientist in a National Library of Scotland poll, and the 4th most important topic in Scotland’s History by a BBC poll.

Scottish Parliament Debate on
James Clerk Maxwell
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Prof Malcolm Longair

Professor Malcolm Longair gave a stimulating lecture on James Clerk Maxwell as part of the Edinburgh Science Festival and Maxwell Year 2006.
Prof Longair is a physicist and astronomer, he was, until recently, the Director of the Cavendish Laboratory, which was set up by Maxwell himself.