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Harry Cliff

Harry is the Museum’s Fellow of Modern Science and in-house physicist, working on all things physics and astronomy. You’ll find Harry blogging on exhibitions, physics news  stories, scientific anniversaries and exciting new additions to our physics and astronomy collections.

Iron filings showing the magnetic field lines produced by a bar magnet. Source: Newton Henry Black, Harvey N. Davis (1913) Practical Physics, The MacMillan Co., USA, p. 242, fig. 200.

150 years ago today (1 January), James Clerk Maxwell published his work on light, electricity and magnetism. Our resident physicist, Dr. Harry Cliff, reflects on how Maxwell helped transform the way we live.

Could the Higgs be the end of particle physics? We’re still a long way from answering one of the biggest questions of all, says Dr Harry Cliff, Head of Content on our Collider exhibition.