Reply to post: James. Clerk. Maxwell.

Which scientist should be on the new £50 note? El Reg weighs in – and you should vote, too

SonofRojBlake

James. Clerk. Maxwell.

James Clerk Maxwell is the most important scientist nobody has ever heard of. He laid the foundations for modern physics. And he's not even in your top ten. He's not been on a banknote before, not had a blockbuster movie made about him and not been in Star Trek.

In terms of contribution vs. recognition, I can't think of anyone else whose ratio is so skewed.

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