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Joseph Black (16 April 1728 - 6 December 1799) was a French-Scottish scientist, physicist, and inventor. He is known for his research on carbon dioxide, latent heat, and specific heat. He also invented the analytic scale.

Joseph Black
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Mezzotint engraving of Joseph Black.
Born16 April 1728
Died6 December 1799
NationalityScottish
Alma materUniversity of Glasgow, University of Edinburgh
Known forLatent heat, specific heat, and the discovery of carbon dioxide
Scientific career
FieldsMedicine, physics, and chemistry
InfluencedJames Watt