When I was in high school I heard from my physics teacher in the last year of high school when he was starting the chapter of electromagnetic waves that the first person who proved existence of Electromagnetic waves (perhaps Faraday, Hertz, Maxwell, ..., I don't remember who) made a transmitter and a receiver and put one on a mount and the other on the other mount. Then he sent waves, and at the other side received light (or something like this). I can't remember who, either. Please excuse me, my field of study is not physics and I didn't do anything on it after high school except calculating some equations which my friends needed in physics.
My question has two parts:
- Who was the person I am mentioning in my above story exactly? I would like to know who it is to avoid making mistakes in the future.
- (The main part) What was his experiment exactly? I'm interested to know what he did at that time and of course what his experimental apparatus was. Think of me as your student in high school, and you want to show me that experiment again and our high school has all necessary instruments and lets you do that experiment in lab for your students to learn better.