Metal plaque of Faraday lecturing

Metal plaque of Faraday lecturing

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Credit: ROYAL INSTITUTION OF GREAT BRITAIN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Metal plaque depicting Faraday giving a lecture at the Royal Institution, London. Michael Faraday (1791-1867) lacked a formal education and achieved fame through his experimental work. He worked at the Royal Institution, London, rising from laboratory assistant to Humphrey Davy (1813), to Professor of Chemistry (1833). Faraday made several discoveries in chemistry in the 1820s, but his major works were in the areas of magnetism and electricity. Early experiments used electricity to produce motion (1821). Work on electromagnetic induction produced the first transformer (1831) and then the dynamo in the same year. His lectures at the Royal Institution popularized science amongst the public, through 'evening discourses' and the Christmas Lecture series for children. This plaque is by Fagan.

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