Joseph Black

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Joseph Black

Mezzotint engraving of Joseph Black.
Born 16 April 1728
Bordeaux, France
Died 6 December 1799
Edinburgh, Scotland
Nationality Scottish
Fields Medicine, physics, and chemistry
Alma mater University of Glasgow, University of Edinburgh
Known for Latent heat, specific heat, and the discovery of carbon dioxide
Influenced James Watt

Joseph Black (16 April 1728 - 6 December 1799) was a French-Scottish scientist, physicist, and inventor. He is known for his research on carbon dioxide, latent heat, and specific heat. He also invented the analytic scale.