Weber, Wilhelm Eduard (1804–1891)

Wilhelm Weber

Wilhelm Weber was a German physicist best known for his work with Gauss on geomagnetism. In 1846 he standardized the units used in electricity, relating them to the fundamental dimensions of mass, length, charge, and time. He was the first physicist to regard electricity as composed of elementary units now known as electrons. The SI unit of magnetic flux, the weber, is named after him.