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Scotland's Einstein: James Clerk Maxwell - The Man Who Changed the World

Professor Iain Stewart reveals the story behind the Scottish physicist who was Einstein's hero - James Clerk Maxwell. Maxwell's discoveries not only inspired Einstein, but they helped shape our modern world - allowing the development of radio, TV, mobile phones and much more.

Despite this, he is largely unknown in his native land of Scotland. Scientist Iain Stewart sets out to change that, and to celebrate the life, work and legacy of the man dubbed 'Scotland's forgotten Einstein'.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Wed 9 Aug 2017 23:20


Role Contributor
PresenterIain Stewart
DirectorDeclan Healy
ProducerDeclan Healy
Executive ProducerRachel Bell

Scotland’s forgotten Einstein

James Clerk Maxwell

His discoveries helped to change our way of life — but who is James Clerk Maxwell?