Nollet, Jean Antoine

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Jean Antoine Nollet (zhäN äNtwän´ nôlā´), 1700–1770, French clergyman, experimental physicist, and leading member of the Paris Academy of Science. He constructed one of the first electrometers and developed a theory of electrical attraction and repulsion that supposed the existence of a continuous flow of electrical matter between charged bodies. Nollet was the first professor of experimental physics at the Univ. of Paris.