Evangelista Torricelli

Evangelista Torricelli (/ˌtɔːriˈɛli/ TORR-ee-CHEL-ee,[2] also US: /ˌtɔːr-/ TOR-,[3] Italian: [evandʒeˈlista torriˈtʃɛlli] (listen); 15 October 1608  25 October 1647) was an Italian physicist and mathematician, and a student of Galileo. He is best known for his invention of the barometer, but is also known for his advances in optics and work on the method of indivisibles.

Evangelista Torricelli
Evangelista Torricelli by Lorenzo Lippi (c.1647)
Born(1608-10-15)15 October 1608
Died25 October 1647(1647-10-25) (aged 39)
Alma materSapienza University of Rome
Known forBarometer
Torricelli's law
Torricellian vacuum
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Pisa
Academic advisorsBenedetto Castelli
Notable studentsVincenzo Viviani
InfluencesGalileo Galilei
InfluencedRobert Boyle[1]
Blaise Pascal