Evangelista Torricelli

Italian physicist

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.

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
Died25 October 1647(1647-10-25) (aged 39)
NationalityItalian
Known for
AwardsEnrico Fermi Award (1966)
Scientific career
FieldsPhysics, Mathematics
InstitutionsUniversity of Pisa

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