Oliver and James

Oliver Heaviside made it his life's work to study James Maxwells theory of Electromagnetism. At about the same time Heinrich Hertz came to the same decision.

http://sc.morganisms.net/2011/04/maxwells-twenty-equations-oliver-heaviside-and-a-correction-to-the-journal-nature-podcast/
http://h2g2.com/approved_entry/A61700933

It seemed as if these were the only 3 people in the world who were working on Maxwells theory. Then maxwell died leaving only 2.

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