Talk:Michael Faraday

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Is the nationality of Faraday 'British' or 'English'?[edit]

James Clerk Maxwell is shown a having Scottish nationality. Should Faraday be English? Martin Hogbin (talk) 13:50, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Point. The article says English. I'm changing the infobox. St.nerol (talk) 15:00, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
Actually I do not think that this is correct. The nationality of both should be 'British'. There simply is no nationality, English or Scottish. Martin Hogbin (talk) 15:13, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
Actually Britain as a nationality is wrong. the Act of Union created a union, not a new country, and so neither England nor Scotland ceased to exist as independent nations. As nationality is based on nation of birth, Faraday is English.
Wrong. Since 1707 there has been no other officially recognised nationality in the British Isles (excluding Eire) other than 'British', and if you don't believe me, try getting a passport for one. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 95.150.18.161 (talk) 14:47, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

Magnetism and light[edit]

There are plenty of sources elsewhere that document that magnetic fields don't affect light (until you get into QM, which is well after his time), so the page seems wrong for "Faraday also established that magnetism could affect rays of light and that there was an underlying relationship between the two phenomena." Although the citation for this sentence uses a broken link, I did find what may be a copy of the article in Wikisource which talks about changing light polarization via magnetic effect on 'heavy glass', which isn't the same as changing light directly. I could probably have just changed the wording, but not confident enough to do so. TimOertel (talk) 16:15, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

Faraday rotation. Xxanthippe (talk) 21:28, 11 October 2016 (UTC).

Religion in infobox[edit]

@Xxanthippe: I removed the religion parameter from the infobox because the infobox template does not support such a parameter. Putting it in causes an error message to be displayed in preview mode. The parameter was removed many years ago as a result of this discussion and many other preceding ones. Religion is often a highly nuanced question making it unsuitable for a simple infobox summary, it can be controversial, and for the most part, it has little to do with a scientist's work.

Why did you remove the disambiguation hatnote? Did you have a reason for that, or was it just a knee-jerk revert of everything? SpinningSpark 09:51, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation. Xxanthippe (talk) 21:00, 6 March 2017 (UTC).

Semi-protected edit request on 7 April 2017[edit]

Link to Maxwell:

JamesClerkMaxwell 2601:645:4000:2ADD:75F0:48B9:DAAF:588 (talk) 21:08, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

James Clerk Maxwell is already linked in the lead. DuncanHill (talk) 21:16, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 4 July 2017[edit]

Replace: In 1813, when Davy damaged his "eyesight in an accident with nitrogen trichloride", he decided to employ Faraday as an assistant. To: In 1813, when Davy damaged his "hand in a nitrogen trichloride explosion", he decided to employ Faraday as an assistant.

See citation 33 on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humphry_Davy Johntiancili (talk) 22:48, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

Not done for now: While the Humphry Davy article does state Davy's injury was to his hand, the nitrogen trichloride article says it was Davy's sight and at least one source says it was a corneal injury. The quote form the source given in the Davy article ("My sight, however, I am informed, will not be injured") seems to confirm that there was at least a question of optical injury. Better sourcing to clarify the discrepancy is needed. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 18:05, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

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