Maxwell, James Clerk (1831-1879)

Christian

Students in physics courses everywhere study “Maxwell’s Equations” that mathematically describe electromagnetic waves like light, radio, x-rays, etc. These waves are how astronomers learn about the universe, and they are the basis of all wireless communication technology, including phones.

Click here for Vatican Observatory Faith and Science entries about James Clerk Maxwell.

 

Official Calendar

2023 Vatican Observatory calendars now available for purchase in our e-store!