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Evangelista Torricelli
Evangelista Torricelli by Lorenzo Lippi (circa 1647, Galleria Silvano Lodi & Due).jpg
Evangelista Torricelli by Lorenzo Lippi (c. 1647)
Born
Evangelista Torricelli

(1608-10-15)15 October 1608
Died 25 October 1647(1647-10-25) (aged 39)
Nationality Italian
Known for
  • Barometer
  • Torricelli's law
  • Torricellian vacuum
Awards Enrico Fermi Award (1966)
Scientific career
Fields Physics, Mathematics
Institutions University of Pisa

Evangelista Torricelli (15 October 1608 – 25 October 1647) was an Italian physicist and mathematician. He was a student of Galileo. He is known for his invention of the barometer. He is also known for improving the field of optics and his work on the method of indivisibles.

Torricelli died from typhoid fever in Florence on 25 October 1647 at the age of 39.


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