Reference numberEC/1861/07
TitleMaxwell, James Clerk: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationJ Clerk Maxwell. The Author of many memoirs on Dynamical Optical & Geometrical Subjects, and of an Essay "on the Stability of the Motion of Saturn's Rings", which obtained the Adams Prize for 1856; also of an investigation on the composition of colours, for which, and other optical papers he obtained the Rumford Medal of the Royal Society for the year 1860. The Inventor of a Dynamical Top, and other ingenious Instruments. Distinguished for his acquaintance with Mathematical & Physical Science.
ProposersFrom General Knowledge. Wm Clark; E W Brayley; Chas Brooke.
From Personal Knowledge. W Hopkins; J Challis; Charles C Babington; Adam Sedgwick; G M Humphry; W Whewell; C Wheatstone; Archibald Smith; John Barlow; C Babbage
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Maxwell, James Clerk: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA8259Maxwell; James Clerk (1831 - 1879); physicist1831 - 1879
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