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Statue to a deserving Physicist

The statue to James Clerk Maxwell is well deserved and it was far too late in being built, 175... read more

Reviewed November 18, 2018
Dimitris L
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James Clerk

Another one of the numerous statues in Edinburgh, I never saw so many statues anywhere. This one... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
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Reviewed February 24, 2019

The statue of James Clerk Maxwell is on George Street right next to St Andrews Square. One thing that struck me is that the statue is facing down the street away from the square. I thought it should have been facing into the square but...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

The statue to James Clerk Maxwell is well deserved and it was far too late in being built, 175 years after his birth and 117 years after he died! He did some really revolutionary work on electricity and magnetism, so he was quite an important...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

Another one of the numerous statues in Edinburgh, I never saw so many statues anywhere. This one gets lost amongst the rest.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

James Clerk Maxwell was one of the brightest scientists in the history of humanity. He was Albert Einstein's hero! But oddly, and quite sadly I think, you'll not find 1 in 100 in this country that have even heard of him, much less have the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

Another cool statue in the streets of Edinburgh. James Clerk Maxwell. Not a bad sculpting job, I like it.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

As a Scot and someone with a background in physics and maths, I've very happy to see this statue to honour a man who has made a monumental contribution to our understanding of physics. The Maxwell equations are the foundation of classical electromagnetism without which...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 25, 2017

I read in a poll at the millennium that Maxwell was rated the 3rd greatest physicist of all time behind Newton and Einstein. He is the finest scientist Scotland has ever produced, but alas, nowadays is largely forgotten. I would consider him to be a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

The great man sits holding a colour wheel with a dog at his feet. On the pedestal is shown his mathematical equations that advanced the science of electricity and magnetism. The bas-reliefs illustrate further seminal scientific discoveries. Newton is shown splitting light with a prism,...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 22, 2017

The statue of physicist James Clerk Maxwell is at St Andrew Square end of George Street. He was a mathematician and physicist formulating the equations of classical electromagnetic theory. These four equations known as Maxwell's equations are shown on a small plaque at the rear...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed February 15, 2017

Walking along George Street, heading towards the east end, (Saint Andrew Square) in Edinburgh's 'new town', you will come to the statue of James Clerk Maxwell. The statue was revealed in 2008 and is located near to his birthplace which was India Street. James Clerk...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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