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James Clerk Maxwell. He calculated the speed of light . He also told people that you could take pictures with color. What he did.

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james clerk maxwell

James Clerk Maxwell

He calculated the speed of light. He also told people that you could take pictures with color.

what he did
What he did
  • He was known for calculating the speed of propagation of an electromagnetic field as approximately that of the speed of light.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_theory. He also wrote a paper about color and color blindness and wrote a lecture that they could use color for pictures and other people.

He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Then he moved to England and started his studies.

time period
Time period
  • He lived in 1831 to 1879 he was only 48 when he died.
how he has changed the world
How he has changed the world
  • We would not be able to tell how far away star s are and there would not be light years. If he didn’t find the speed of light.