Johann von Lamont (1805-1879): A pioneer in geomagnetism

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In 2005 the Institute for Rock Magnetism Quarterly published this article in commemoration of the birthday of Johann Von Lamont, who was also a prominent astronomer.  The article provides an interesting look at the life and work of a Catholic scientist who today is not so well-known among the general public, but who is well-regarded in his field.  The article does not focus on Lamont’s Catholic faith specifically, but the church-science connection is apparent.

There is also an entry on Lamont in the 1910 Catholic Encyclopedia and an obituary published in an 1879 issue of the Ave Maria Journal of the University of Notre Dame.

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