PETER GUTHRIE TAIT, F.R.S.E. (1831-1901)


Peter Guthrie Tait was a life-long friend of James Clerk Maxwell. Professor of Natural Philosophy at Edinburgh University, after whom the present Tait Chair of Natural Philosophy is named. Tait, Kelvin and Maxwell collaborated closely and carried on a flourishing correspondence on matters related to Physics. Portrait in oils is by Harrington Mann the gift of Jens and Carol Högel.