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The greatest minds - Antoine Lavoisier, Michael Faraday, James Clerk Maxwell

Updated on July 22, 2013
Antoine Lavoisier : 26 August 1743 – 8 May 1794
Antoine Lavoisier : 26 August 1743 – 8 May 1794 | Source

The Great Chemist

  • Antoine Lavoisier – This guy here was regarded as the Father of chemistry, and was the first person to put together a list of elements that would eventually land itself in the periodic table. He was known for being the one who named two noble gases, one being oxygen, and the other being hydrogen, between the stretch of years of 1778-1783, and he also helped in a major way to construct the whole of the metric system itself. His works were truly extensive in dealing with chemicals, and he definitely made his permanent mark on that of humanity in chemistry.

Michael Faraday : 22 September 1791 – 25 August 1867
Michael Faraday : 22 September 1791 – 25 August 1867 | Source

Magnetic personality

  • Michael Faraday - Some people in life have their affinity for the laws of attraction, and this dude sure knew a great deal about it.
  • Faraday was a true genius who actually discovered the magnetic field, and he also discovered two other awesome attractive compelling forces, one electromagnetic induction, and the other diamagnetism (is the property of an object or material which causes it to create a magnetic field in opposition to an externally applied magnetic field) (directly reference from Wikipedia).
  • Without Faraday's smarts and great works of scientific wisdom, the foundations for electricity and motors may have never came to exist, and most of our modern day technology's would be null and void. He invented the first known electromagnetic rotary device, and because of this invention electric motors were eventually born allowing for much of our great machines we know of today to have risen, and are heavily depended upon by our modernized societies and the whole of civilization today.
  • Many of his other inventions extend across the full spectrum of science and engineering, and especially that of electrical systems. He coined the terms cathode, anode, electrode and ion, which are still used today to teach electronics, and basic electrical theory to students worldwide, and for research on the applied sciences.

James Clerk Maxwell : 13 June 1831 – 5 November 1879, He really loved playing with magnets
James Clerk Maxwell : 13 June 1831 – 5 November 1879, He really loved playing with magnets | Source

Another Magnetic Dude!

  • James Clerk Maxwell - Many great minds are celebrated by humanity, but surely for their worldly knowledge obtained, and redelivered to us all. Now this guy was given one of the highest praises of them all, and even by Albert Einstein himself, in later years. Maxwell was considered to be the jack of all trades when it came to physics and mathematics, and he was the one who came up with classical electromagnetic theory.
  • His great achievements in the fields of electromagnetism was said by many to have matched the likes of great minds such as Sir Issac Newton, Einstein, and he has earned his place in the Hall of fame of the Great One's.
  • Maxwell's famous equations has set him apart from many of his kind and have layed the very foundation for a great deal of mathematical discoveries and applicable laws dealing with calculus. Here's wikipedia's direct reference on it "Maxwell's equations are a set of partial differential equations that, together with the Lorentz force law, form the foundation of classical electrodynamics, classical optics, and electric circuits."

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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York City

      @CurrentScience303, awesome stuff bro, I will eventually take the time to read up on your hub for sure. I enjoy digging deeper and deeper into ancient times and the relevant info available to learn as much as I can as well. Cool I'll bookmark it for a later read. Thanks again for the comment.

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      Jason 4 years ago from HighPoint, N.C. James Clerk Maxwell is explored within the hub in this link. The Magnitude of his contributions hadn't started to be realized, until several decades, posthumous. Clerk-Maxwell's mathematical synthesis in 1864c.e., was brought more into the Public Domain via Dutch Physicist: Hendrik Antoon Lorentz {who hypothesized the 'electron'}. Lorentz helped to show Maxwell's Equations as the main variables to the Magnitude of Electromagnetic Wave principles, as the main body of writing that Maxwell's Equations were derived, was also combined with everything known about Physics during his time {all of which Clerk-Mawell had written down}.

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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York City

      @CurrentScience303, thanks for the cool comment, Yup I love science facts and knowledge very much indeed, and thus the research done and writing of this very hub. I will definitely give your hubbing location a try as well to see all that you have to offer, if you like drop a link to that very hub here below, it is cool.

      Thanks for the support and for sharing you were my first and only commenter thus far and after several months. Maybe it may start a new trend, who knows right! :)

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      Jason 4 years ago from HighPoint, N.C.

      James Clerk Maxwell: YES!!! Thanks For the Blogging/Hub feature-ette bearing his name! {pssst: I have an entire hub mostly dedicated to the Great Scotsman} - Voted Up, you are!