The veteran Biot whose acquaintance Pasteur had made, was incredulous.
Biot - who loved and admired him as a son - publicly announced that his enterprise was chimerical and the problem insoluble; Dumas evidently thought so too, for he advised Pasteur not to spend more of his time on such a subject.
Biot and L.
JEAN BAPTISTE BIOT (1774-1862), French physicist, was born at Paris on the 21st of April 1774.
Biot was an extremely prolific writer, and besides a great number of scientific memoirs, biographies, &c., his published works include: Analyse de la mecanique celeste de M.