An online exhibition looking at the life and work of Michael Faraday with particular emphasis on his work as a lecturer, his travels in Europe, his correspondence with artists and his interest in photography.
In 1831 Michael Faraday made one of his greatest discoveries- electromagnetic induction. Further experiments led to the discovery of magneto-electric induction. These discoveries were so important in the theoretical understanding of electricity and magnetism. To find out more about Faraday's experimental work please see the Michael Faraday biography. This online exhibition takes a more personal view and looks at his life, influences and relationships with other professionals.
The IET Archives holds one of the most extensive collections of Faraday manuscript material. Please see the Michael Faraday Research Guide for more information of the collections.