Physicists have proposed naming a unit for the Italian Giovanni Giorgi on several occasions. Giorgi was the first person to describe the construction of what eventually became SI.
In June 1938, the Swedish delegation at the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) plenary meeting in Torquay proposed the giorgi, with the symbol G, for the unit of magnetic permeance.¹
At a 1950 meeting of the IEC's committee on units, Rüdenberg, an American, proposed the name giorgi for the unit of magnetic flux density. Eventually, however, the CIPM recommended the name tesla.²
1. IEC Technical Committee 24-Electric and magnetic magnitudes and units.
Minutes of first meeting, in Torquay, 23–24 June 1938.
2. IEC Technical Committee 24-Electric and magnetic magnitudes and units.
Minutes of meeting in Paris, 17–18 July 1950.
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