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French mathematician, physicist, astronomer and politician. François Arago contributed to major discoveries concerning electromagnetism, light polarisation and velocity, the meridian arc length of the earth, and the standardisation of the metric system. From 1830 he was director of the Paris Observatory. Arago also served several roles in government, including a short period as the prime minister of France. From the description of Letter of François Arago written to Louis de Freyci...
Chemist. From the description of Opinion de M. Gay-Lussac sur le projet de loi tendant à réprimer la falsification des vins, ca. 1844. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 39312011 ...
French chemist and government administrator. Chaptal was the first to teach the new chemistry formulated by Antoine Lavoisier. From the description of Cours de chimie fait par Mr. Chaptal, Montpellier, 1790-1791. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 461599876 French government official and chemist, minister of interior under Napoleon from 1801-1804. From the description of Jean-Antoine-Claude Chaptal letters, 1801-1804. (Cornell University Library). ...
Athénée de Paris (1792-1853). The Athénée of Paris was a private school for popular scientific instruction in Paris in the late 18th and first half of the 19th century. The school was founded by Pilâtre de Rozer in 1781 as the Musée de Monsieurand, and offered adult classes in the sciences. In 1785 it was renamed the Lycée, which seemed a more appropriate name for a teaching institution. After the Revolution, in the Fall of 1792 the school experienced financial difficult...
Marquis Peirre-Simon de Laplace was among the most influential French astronomers, physicists, and mathematicians of his generation. His most famous work concerns celestial mechanics, cosmogony, and probability theory. A senator, he also played a first-rank role in orienting scientific research and policies in Napoléon's Empire. From the description of Papers, 1779-1886. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84004470 Pierre Simon Laplace (1749-1827) was France's premier astronomer...