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René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur

René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (B) 1683, La Rochelle, France (D) 1757, Saint-Julien-du-Terroux, France age 74 He was a French entomologist and writer who contributed to many different fields, especially the study of insects. He introduced the Réaumur temperature scale. … Continue reading

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WILLIAM THOMSON, Baron Kelvin of Larqs

WILLIAM THOMSON, Baron Kelvin of Larqs, 1824-1907 Absolute temperatures are stated in units of Kelvin in his honor. While the existence of a lower limit to temperature (absolute zero) was known prior to his work, Lord Kelvin is widely known … Continue reading

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