William Sturgeon. Creator of the Electromagnet. Childhood/early Career. Moving up to the Big leagues. He began lecturing at the East India Company’s Royal Military College on science and philosophy in 1824 (where he created the practical electromagnet.)
Creatorof the Electromagnet
Hans Christian Orstread
Credited for proving there was a connection between electricity and magnetics
He found that the magnetized needle of a compass was deflected whenever the electric current through a voltaic pile(an early form of the battery)
English physicist and chemist
Considered by most to be the “greatest experimentalist who ever lived.”
“He was the first to produce an electric current from a magnetic field, invented the first electric motor and dynamo, demonstrated the relation between electricity and chemical bonding, discovered the effect of magnetism on light, and discovered and named diamagnetism, the peculiar behavior of certain substances in strong magnetic fields.”
Built extensively on Orstreads work.
His greatest contribution to science by rigorously applying mathematics to the study of electromagnetism.