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Pioneers of Instrumentation-October

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This page features Pioneers of Instrumentation born in October. The pictures are thumbnails, so clicking on them will make them larger. 

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Siemens founded: October 12, 1847


438px-Libr0367-Toricelli.jpg (95911 bytes)Evangelista Torricelli (1608 1647) is best known for inventing the barometer. His invention came as a way to solve a practical problem of getting water to rise above 10 meters, using a suction pump. Torricelli created a tube filled with mercury, and the mercury column fell to about 28 inches. The height of the column rose and fell with changing atmospheric pressure. This invention was the first barometer. A unit of pressure, the torr, was named after Torricelli.

Birthday: October 15, 1608



chadwick.jpg (12019 bytes)Sir James Chadwick, (1891 1974) was an English Nobel laureate in physics awarded for his discovery of the neutron.


Birthday: October 20, 1891



Wilhelm_Eduard_Weber_II.jpg (5975 bytes)Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804 1891) was a German physicist. During his years as professor at the University of Gottingen, he worked with Carl Friedrich Gauss. Together, they invented the first electromagnetic telegraph.

Birthday: October 24, 1804








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