EVANGELISTA TORRICELLI

EVANGELISTA TORRICELLI - EVANGELISTA TORRICELLI Every time...

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EVANGELISTA TORRICELLI Every time you turn on the TV or radio and hear a weather forecast, one man is responsible for the birth of meteorology, the science of predicting the weather. His name is Evangelista Torricelli, an Italian scientist and mathematician. In 1643, he invented perhaps one of the most important devices in predicting weather: the barometer. Evangelista Torricelli was born October 15th, 1608 in what is now known as Faenza, Italy. Little information is known about his early years of life. In 1624 he entered the Jesuit College of Faenza, then moved on to the Collegio Romano in Rome. Here his talents and intellect were recognized and he was then moved on to the University of Sapienza, now known as the University of Rome, to be taught by the great Italian professor, Castelli. Also during this time, Torricelli served as Castelli’s secretary from 1636 to 1642. Over the next nine years he served a large number of professors as a secretary and learned much from each of them. Torricelli is included in our textbook for his two major contributions to the
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