List of things named after James Clerk Maxwell
This is a list of things named for James Clerk Maxwell.
- Einstein–Maxwell–Dirac equations
- Maxwell–Bloch equations
- Maxwell's discs
- Maxwell's theorem
- Maxwell's Wheel
- Maxwell's fisheye lens
- Maxwell–Wagner–Sillars polarization
- Maxwell–Wien bridge, see Maxwell bridge
- Maxwell bridge
- Maxwell coil
- Maxwell displacement current
- Maxwell's equations (electromagnetism)
- The maxwell (Mx), a compound derived CGS unit measuring magnetic flux
- Maxwell tensor, also Maxwell stress tensor
Thermodynamics and kinetic theory
- Maxwell–Boltzmann statistics
- Maxwell–Stefan diffusion
- Maxwell's relations (thermodynamics)
- Maxwell's thermodynamic surface
- Maxwell's demon, a thought experiment in statistical physics
- Maxwell construction
- Maxwell equal area rule, see Maxwell construction
- Maxwell speed distribution
- Maxwell distribution, see Maxwell–Boltzmann distribution
- Maxwell material
- Maxwell model of elasticity, see Maxwell material
- Maxwell's Spot, a reddish spot seen in the centre of a visual field when a white surface is viewed through a dichroic filter transmitting red and blue lights. In 1856, Maxwell observed a dark spot in the blue region of a prismatic spectrum. The spot moved with his eye but disappeared upon looking elsewhere in the spectrum. He concluded that the spot was entoptic, being produced by a localized reduction of retinal illuminance that resulted from absorption of blue light by the yellow macular pigment, as the combined effects of the macular pigment and the distribution of short wavelength cones results in the fovea centralis having a lower sensitivity to blue light.
- The James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, the largest submillimetre-wavelength astronomical telescope in the world, with a diameter of 15 metres (49 ft)
- The James Clerk Maxwell Building of the University of Edinburgh, housing the schools of mathematics, physics and meteorology
- The James Clerk Maxwell building at the Waterloo campus of King's College London, in commemoration of his time as Professor of Natural Philosophy at King's from 1860 to 1865. The university also has a chair in Physics named after him, and a society for undergraduate physicists.
- The James Clerk Maxwell Centre of the Edinburgh Academy
- The Maxwell Centre at the University of Cambridge, dedicated to academia-industry interactions in Physical Sciences and Technology.
- James Clerk Maxwell Prize in Plasma Physics of the American Physical Society
- IEEE/RSE Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Award
- Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences at the Universities of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt
- James Clerk Maxwell Foundation
- Maxwell Year 2006, website celebrating the 175th anniversary of his birth
- Nvidia Maxwell, a GPU architecture released in 2014.
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- "Maxwell Centre". University of Cambridge. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
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