1791 – Faraday – bio

Michael Faraday was born in 1791 in South London, England. Faraday studied electromagnetic fields and was also a chemist. He proposed that magnetism is a circular force and used that idea to build the first simple electric motor. He discovered electromagnetic induction and built the first generator and transformer. He discovered that a magnetic field can rotate the plane of polarization of light. This is now called “The Faraday Effect” and first established the link between light and electromagnetism. He demonstrated shielding against static charges using conductors, a concept now known as a “Faraday cage”. Faraday’s work with electromagnetism laid the foundation for the consolidating Maxwell equations.

Faraday discovered benzene.

PRECURSOR:
Volta
Gilbert
Ampere
Davy

CONCURRENT:
Oersted
Henry

SUBSEQUENT:
Maxwell
Zeeman
Lorentz

3 Responses to “ 1791 – Faraday – bio ”

  1. […] CONCURRENT: 1768 – Fourier 1773 – Young 1777 – Gauss 1786 – Arago 1791 – Faraday […]

  2. […] 1791 – Faraday 1602 – von Guericke 1801 – Plucker 1814 – Geissler 1824 – Hittorf 1832 […]

  3. […] 1749 – Laplace 1791 – Faraday 1802 – Wheatstone 1831 – […]

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.