Funding area: Prizes and Medals
The James Clerk Maxwell Medal is awarded jointly by the RSE and the IEEE for groundbreaking contributions that have had an exceptional impact on the development of electronics and electrical engineering or related fields.
The annual prize is named in honour of James Clerk Maxwell, the outstanding 19th Century Scottish mathematician and physicist. Maxwell was a prominent Fellow of the RSE, whose theories led to profound changes in understanding the relationship between electricity and magnetism. This in turn ushered in many world transforming technologies in electronics, electrical engineering and communications.
First awarded in 2006, the Maxwell medal has been supported in previous years by the Edinburgh-based electronics firm Wolfson Microelectronics plc.
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