Sunday, December 28, 2008

Faraday

It's a small world. Just last week I finished reading this book, a very nice biography of Michael Faraday, possibly the greatest experimental physicist ever. Lo and behold, this week there are two long blog postings (here and here) also talking about Faraday. What an impressive scientist. Now I need to find a good bio of Maxwell....

2 comments:

d said...

The late Prof. Jin Au Kong (MIT EECS) was quite an authority on Maxwell. During his lectures, he would dedicate around 10-15 min about stories related to Maxwell's life. I believe that he had studied Lewis Campbell's biography of Maxwell. Campbell was a good friend of Maxwell who wrote the biography after his death.

d said...

Here is a link to the book on amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/selection-correspondence-occasional-writings-contributions/dp/B000OR9LSG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1230499166&sr=8-1