Torricelli

1994 EF3. Discovered 1994 Mar. 12 by V. Goretti and A. Boattini at Cima Ekar.

Named in memory of Evangelista Torricelli (16081647), mathematician and physicist. In 1641 he met and worked with Galileo {see planet (697)} in Florence. Torricelli continued Galileo's activities after the latter's death, making telescopes, microscopes and improving methods of lens-making. Torricelli is known for geometrical studies that presaged the development of calculus, for a theorem in fluid mechanics and for the invention of the barometer. (M 30802)

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