John Leslie (Physicien),Professeur à l’Université d'Edimbourg, Membre correspondant de l'Académie des Sciences de Paris. Né à Largo pres d'Edimbourg (Comté de Fide).
Stipple. 215 x 145mm (8½ x 5¾"). Trimmed to platemark.
Sir John Leslie (1766-1832) the Scottish mathematician and physicist best remembered for his research into heat. He gave the first modern account of capillary action in 1802 and froze water using an air-pump in 1810, the first artificial production of ice. He invented the Leslie Cube in 1804 which was a device used in the measurement of demonstration of the variations in energy radiating from different surfaces.
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