We invite you to celebrate IEEE Day with the IEEE Foundation and IEEE History Center by exploring James Clerk Maxwell’s revolutionary unification of light, electricity and magnetism.
The keynote speaker, Daniel Jon Mitchell DPhil., Senior Historian of the IEEE History Center will walk you through the remarkable history of how Maxwell adapted the concept of an all-pervading ether to develop and ground his electromagnetic theory of light.
We shall see how, in Maxwell’s hands, the ether became a powerful theoretical tool to substantiate the electromagnetic field—through which he ultimately brought about a profound conceptual transformation of physical reality.
Date: 4 October 2023
Time: 1:00 pm Eastern Time (10 am PT)
We appreciate your support and look forward to your attendance at the virtual presentation. Our comprehensive historical overview of Maxwell’s most impactful work will provide invaluable insights!