Scotland is voting today on whether, after 307 years, to leave the United Kingdom and follow the uncertain path of independence. It seems a good moment to salute Scottish scientists. Three (of many) are shown above:
- Robert Brown (discovered Brownian motion): born Montrose, 1773
- James Clerk Maxwell (the great physicist): born Edinburgh, 1831
- Alexander Fleming (discovered lysozyme and penicillin): born Lochfield, 1881
Update: it seems that Scotland has voted to remain as part of the UK.