James Clerk Maxwell with his colour wheel.
Please explore our website to find out more about James Clerk Maxwell, the great Scottish natural philosopher, and the activities of the JCM Foundation.
We have a wealth of information about Maxwell and his work with many articles, video documentaries, audio documentaries, posters and other documents available in our Resources section as well as a picture gallery site.
Please see below for information about our outreach activities and details of how to visit Maxwell's birthplace and locations around Edinburgh in person, or on-line.
We have a new interactive version of a virtual tour of UK locations associated with Maxwell using Google Earth for the full 3D experience.
Astronomer Royal Catherine Heymans and black hole hunter Martin Hendry join forces for a whistle stop tour through the life and legacy of Scotland's Einstein, James Clerk Maxwell. Details are here
Lecture by Catherine Heymans, Scotland's Astronomer Royal and Martin Hendry, LIGO astronomer about
Scotland's Einstein, James Clerk Maxwell.
The lecture was given live from Maxwell's birthplace, 14 India Street, Edinburgh.
Recording on YouTube
The second part of this article about Hertz is now available.
We have a new interactive version of the virtual "walking" tour using Google Earth for the full 3D experience.
Details are here
On September 6th there are three lectures related to Maxwell
All of the lectures will be available on YouTube on this OISF channel
He was born in this house at 14 India Street, Edinburgh in 1831 and the Foundation bought it in 1993.
This elegant Georgian house, after period restoration, displays a growing collection of scientific and personal heritage material associated with James Clerk Maxwell, his associates and family circle. ...MORE
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In person tours of the house can now restart, subject to some public health limitations.
Interactive virtual tours are always available on line.
The PDF brochure describes the contents of the house.
This new virtual tour of Maxwell related locations across the UK includes Glenlair, Aberdeen, London, and Cambridge.
It uses Google Earth. Click the Present button when it loads.
The Edinburgh tour covers a distance of approximately 3 miles (5km) in and around Edinburgh's town centre. It takes in the homes of James Clerk Maxwell and some of his closest friends and relatives, his school, university and the churches he attended, and other points of interest along the way.
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The on-line tour uses Google Earth. Click the Present button when it loads.
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