Félix Savart 1791 - 1841
- born in:
- Metz, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France
known for the Biot–Savart law of electromagnetism, which he discovered together with Jean-Baptiste Biot. Chief interest was acoustics and the study of vibrating bodies. Gave his name to the savart, a unit of measurement for musical intervals, and to Savart's wheel, a device he used while investigating the range of human hearing.