James Maxwell was a Scottish mathematical physicist. Maxwell explored many subjects and was the first person to demonstrate color photography. He is best known for his explanation of the relationship between electricity and magnetism, and his prediction that electromagnetic waves could travel though space. His work led directly to the development of the wireless telegraph, radio and television.
Carving his own path
His first tutor felt he was slow at learning and he did not perform well on his exams. Despite these difficulties, he pursued learning and published his first scientific paper when he was just 14 years old. His talents began to be recognized while he was studying at the University of Cambridge and his work is now considered as influential as that of Newton and Einstein.