Re: Noted scientists
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Obviously, it should be James Clerk Maxwell. Third greatest physicist of all time, and, as mentioned in the article, people with an enormous bushy beard are used to stymie prospective forgers.
JCM made a much bigger contribution to science than anyone mentioned by the BBC, but he wasn't gay, disabled or a woman, so it seems he has little chance. The irony is, that without Maxwell, there would be no broadcasting anyway. It'd be the BC.