Jean-Baptiste Biot facts for kids
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|Born||21 April 1774
|Died||3 February 1862
|Alma mater||École Polytechnique|
|Known for||Biot–Savart law|
|Awards||Rumford Medal (1840)|
|Fields||Physics, astronomy and mathematics|
|Academic advisors||Gaspard Monge|
|Influenced||Louis Pasteur, William Ritchie|
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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