Jean-Baptiste Biot

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Jean-Baptiste Biot

Jean-Baptiste Biot (1774-1862) was a French physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and chemist. Biot was born in Paris 21 April 1774 and died in the same city on 3 February 1862.

Jean-Baptiste got a degree from the École Polytechnique and in 1800 became professor of physics and mathematics at the Collège de France and at the Faculté des Sciences. In 1803 he became a member of the First Class of the Institut de France (in the revolutionary years this was the name for the French Académie des Sciences). Biot became a member (an "immortal") of the Académie française in 1856.

Some of Biot's major works are:

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