Giovanni Cantoni (31 December 1818 – 15 July 1897) was an Italian physicist and political figure. He taught at the University of Pavia, where Carlo Marangoni was among his students, and headed the Italian metrological service from 1865–1878.
In 1848 he participated in the Five Days of Milan and directed the secretary of defense committee for the provisional government of Lombardy. In 1872 he became a member of the Accademia dei Lincei.
Works in physics
- Lezioni su le condizioni fisiche della elasticità, 1867 – Lessons on the physical conditions of elasticity.
- I Principj fisici della idrostatica, 1873 – The physical principles of hydrostatics.
- Elementi di fisica, 1873 – Fundamentals of physics
- Su alcuni principj di elettrostatica, 1873 – On some principles of electrostatics.
- Biography at Treccani.it (in Italian)
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