Torricelli, Evangelista

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Torricelli,

Evangelista, Italian scientist, 1608-1647.
torr - a unit of pressure.
torricellian vacuum - a vacuum above the mercury in a barometer tube.
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For instance, the Italian mathematician Evangelista Torricelli was the first to measure the weight of the atmosphere.
Posteriormente Evangelista Torricelli construyo la primera camara de vidrio al vacio, que permitio que Otto Von Guericke disenara tubos al vacio e inventar la primera maquina electrica, una esfera de sulfuro que al rotarse y friccionarse generaba energia electrica estatica de un alto potencial, capaz de producir luz fosforescente, descargas y aun chispas.
Evangelista Torricelli showed that the "abhorrence" of a vacuum was entirely understandable and not due to the whim of a mysterious entity called Nature.