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Jean-Baptiste Biot
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Jean-Baptiste Biot
Born 21 April 1774 (1774-04-21)
Paris
Died 3 February 1862(1862-02-03) (aged 87)
Paris
Nationality French
Alma mater École Polytechnique
Known for Biot–Savart law
Awards Rumford Medal (1840)
Scientific career
Fields Physics, astronomy and mathematics
Academic advisors Gaspard Monge
Influenced Louis Pasteur, William Ritchie
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Jean-Baptiste Biot ( 21 April 1774 – 3 February 1862) was a French physicist, astronomer, and mathematician who co-discovered the Biot-Savart law of magnetostatics, established the reality of meteorites, made an early balloon flight, and studied the polarization of light.

The mineral biotite and Cape Biot in eastern Greenland were named in his honour.

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