The credit goes to the scientists who were instrumental in detecting them as well as Einstein who predicted them, according to his own admission, while standing on the shoulders two giants in the realm of physics - Michael Faraday and James Clark Maxwell
It remains to be seen whether it will be possible to spend public money on these so-called Maxwell Centres (named for James Clark Maxwell
, who was the first director of Cambridge's seminal Cavendish Laboratory) given the U.K.'s recently announced austerity budget.
Aa This unification of electricity and magnetism into what, from the time on, has been known as electromagnetism came by with the help of one Sir James Clark Maxwell
, whose theory had the ubiquitous result that a wave made of electromagnetic fields would travel at exactly the speed of light.
Living into a new era of physics that brought intimations of quantum theory and relativity, Thomson clung to his outdated view of a strictly mechanical universe, continued to maintain that the Earth was no more than a hundred million years old, refused to accept James Clark Maxwell
's universally recognized theory of electromagnetism, and expressed reservations about the existence of atoms.
* A joint Canada--UK SCUBA-2 camera (SCUBA: submillimetre common user bolometer array) to be located on the James Clark Maxwell
Telescope, in Hawaii, to produce images of the deep universe using radio-waves;