Was James Clerk Maxwell’s mathematics as good as his poetry?
James Clerk Maxwell (1831–1879) was, by any measure, a natural philosopher of the first rank who made wide-ranging contributions to science. He also, however, wrote poetry.

In this talk examples of Maxwell’s poetry will be discussed in the context of a biographical sketch. It will be  argued that not only was Maxwell a good poet, but that his poetry enriches our view of his life and its intellectual context.
Date: 25 January 2018, 17:00 (Thursday, 2nd week, Hilary 2018)
Venue: Mathematical Institute, Woodstock Road OX2 6GG
Venue Details: L5
Speaker: Mark McCartney (University of Ulster)
Organising department: Mathematical Institute
Organiser: Christopher Hollings (University of Oxford)
Organiser contact email address: christopher.hollings@maths.ox.ac.uk
Host: Christopher Hollings (University of Oxford)
Part of: History of Mathematics Seminar
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Christopher Hollings