Michael Faraday, an English physicist, contributed to the study of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. Main discoveries include the principles underlying electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism and electrolysis.
Born in England, 1791-1867
Founder of electronics revolution, Faraday Laws
Fellow of the Royal Society, Royal Swedish Academy of Science (1838), French Academy of Science (1844), Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (1844)
Royal Medal, 1835 & 1846
Copley Medal, 1832 & 1838
Rumford Medal, 1846
Albert Medal, 1866
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