James Clerk Maxwell's Legacy

Professor Malcolm Longair

County Buildings
Sun 10 Mar
13:30
£0.00 to £7.00

James Clerk Maxwell was Scotland's greatest physicist, his achievements on a par with those of Newton and Einstein. In this illustrated and accessible lecture, Professor Malcolm Longair assesses his legacy, which spans physics and cosmology, including the science of the Big Bang and the recent discovery of gravitational waves.

 

Malcolm Longair was appointed the ninth Astronomer Royal of Scotland in 1980, as well as the Regius Professor of Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, and the director of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh. He was head of the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge from 1997 to 2005. He has served on and chaired many international committees, boards and panels, working with both NASA and the European Space Agency. In 2000, he was awarded a CBE for his services to astronomy and cosmology.

 

Sponsored by the Stranraer and Wigtownshire Free Press

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