James Clerk Maxwell was  hailed as the No 1 Scientist in a National Library of Scotland poll, and the 4th most important topic in Scotland’s History by a BBC poll.

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James Clerk Maxwell
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Photo Gallery

Photographs from events which are part of  Maxwell Year 2006.

They include both the topping out and official opening of Edinburgh Academy’s new James Clerk Maxwell Science Centre (See Press Items here,  Prof Malcolm Longair’s Lecture in Edinburgh City Chambers,  Dr Basil Mahon’s Lecture Tour, and the visit of Mark Lazarowicz MP to Maxwell’s Birthplace.

These are also photos from the various events around the world which took place on the actual anniversary, 13th June 2006, and from the meeting held at the University of Aberdeen.

Niall Dickson

Time Capsule

Topping Out at Edinburgh Academy


Prof Malcolm Longair

"It's like this"

Sponsors and Speaker

Appreciative Audience

Aberdeen Audience

Dr Basil Mahon in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Audience

MP visit to India Street

Visit to Maxwell's graveJCM grave

JCM memorial plaque outside Parton kirkyard

Anniversary visit to Glenlair

Captain Fergusson addresses the group

Key figures in the Galloway Celebrations

Good company

After Dinner Speakers

The Biographer and The Artist

Dr Jim Rautio's San Francisco Lecture

San Francisco party

San Francisco cake

Hawaii Party

Hawaii Cake

Party in Melbourne Australia

Melbourne cake

Lottery grant presentation


Professor Ian Halliday

Aberdeen reception

Marischal College stairs

Lord Falconer performing the opening

Lord Falconer with pupils