List of scientific units named after people

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This is a list of scientific units named after people. For other lists of eponyms (names derived from people) see eponym. Note that by convention, the name of the unit is properly written in all-lowercase, but its abbreviation is capitalized.

SI base units[edit]

SI derived unit[edit]

Centimetre–gram–second system of units[edit]

No longer in use[edit]


Natural unit systems[edit]

No longer in use[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "IEC 80000-13:2008". International Organization for Standardization. Retrieved 21 July 2013.