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Old 17th June 2011, 08:57
ALBruce ALBruce is offline
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James Clerk Maxwell, one of the greatest physicists of all time (In my personal top 3 with Newton and Einstein), was Scottish. The Wikipedia list had him on it, but he's significant enough to point out aside from all the others. Wikipedia has a pretty good bio on him here. Aside from being the first to assemble the (correct) versions of the basic electromagnetic field equations (known as Maxwell's Equations in his honor), he also did much of the foundational work in the Kinetic Gas Theory and Statistical Mechanics.
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