Join us in celebrating IEEE Day, where we will explore the revolutionary unification of light, electricity, and magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell, hosted by the IEEE History Center and the IEEE Foundation, which supports the Center’s vision to make technological history accessible, visible, and engaging for all!
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