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Readership: Historians of mathematics, physics, science and ideas as well as historically-minded physicists and mathematicians
Edited by Raymond Flood, Gresham Professor of Geometry, Gresham College, Mark McCartney, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics, University of Ulster, and Andrew Whitaker, Professor of Physics, Queen's University of Belfast
Raymond Flood is Gresham Professor of Geometry. He was Vice President of Kellogg College, Oxford and is an Emeritus fellow of Kellogg College. His main research interests are in the history of mathematics, and he was formerly President of the British Society for the History of Mathematics.
Mark McCartney is Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Ulster. His research interests include nonlinear dynamics, the history of science and maths education.
Andrew Whitaker is Emeritus Professor of Physics at Queen's University Belfast. His main research interest has been in the foundations of quantum theory and he also has an interest in the history of physics, having had The New Quantum Age published by Oxford University Press in 2011.
"This selection of highly detailed essays from academic physicists, mathematicians and historians of science seeks to do justice to Maxwell from many perspectives, looking at his life, his science, his mathematical abilities, his poetry and his religious faith." - Christine Evans-Pughe, Engineering&Technology,
"The same editorial team produced a wonderful book on another great Scottish Victorian mathematician, Lord Kelvin, and this new collection of essaus looks equally enticing." - Tony Mann, Times Higher Education
1: Raymond Flood: Introductory Biography
2: John Reid: Maxwell at Aberdeen
3: John Reid: Maxwell at King's College, London
4: Isobel Falconer: Cambridge and Building the Cavendish Laboratory
5: Malcolm Longair: Maxwell and the Science of Colour
6: Andrew Whitaker: Maxwell and the Rings of Saturn
7: Elizabeth Garber: Maxwell's Kinetic Theory 1859-1870
8: John Rowlinson: Maxwell and the Theory of Liquids
9: Andrew Whitaker: Maxwell's Famous (or Infamous) Demon
10: Dan Siegel: Maxwell's Contribution to Electricity and Magnetism
11: Chen-Pang Yeang: 1. The Maxwellians: The Reception and Further Development of Maxwell's Electromagnetic Theory
12: Keith Moffatt: The Fluid Dynamics of James Clerk Maxwell
Poetry, Religion and Conclusions
13: Stella Pratt-Smith: Boundaries of Perception: James Clerk Maxwell's Poetry of Self, Senses and Science
14: Philip Marston: Maxwell, Faith and Physics
15: Mark McCartney: I Remember Years and Labours as a Tale that I have Read