With less than two weeks until Glasgow celebrates Explorathon – European Researchers’ Night on Friday 30th September, we’re continuing to highlight some of the exciting events going on across the city. Get hands-on with research and interact with researchers from the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow.

This week we look at “Making Waves with James Clerk Maxwell” (University of Glasgow theatre, Gilmorehill Centre, Friday 30th September, 7.30-9.30pm).

Making Waves with James Clerk Maxwell

Join us in the University of Glasgow theatre to take a musical tour through the life of James Clerk Maxwell, Scotland’s forgotten Einstein.

James Clerk Maxwell [1831 – 1879] was one of Scotland’s greatest scientists, ranked alongside Newton and Einstein, yet he is not well known even in the land of his birth. For Explorathon Prof Tom Stevenson of the Museum of Communication will present the story of Maxwell’s life and will describe some of his contributions to science which have had a huge impact on our modern way of life.

The talk will be interspersed with music. Maxwell was fond of the poetry of Burns and he wrote his own poems, some of them amusing, some thought provoking. Some of his poems have been set to music by Andy Munro. These will be performed by Andy and his daughter, Flora.

Book your free tickets to Making Waves with James Clerk Maxwell today!

Visit the Explorathon website for more information about how you can get involved in events in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and St. Andrews visit our or follow us on social media (@ernscot #explorathon16). Booking for events may be required.

Look-out for more Glasgow City of Science blog posts as we count down to Explorathon 2016. *EXPLORATHON (European Researchers’ Night Scotland) is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Actions programme. Grant agreement No 722967