We·ber \ˈvā-bər\ Wilhelm Eduard (1804–1891), German physicist. Weber, who was a professor at Göttingen, Germany, was notable for his researches in magnetism and electricity. With Carl Friedrich Gauss he investigated terrestrial magnetism. Weber introduced the absolute system of electrical units patterned after Gauss's system of magnetic units. The term weber was officially introduced for the practical unit of magnetic flux in 1935.