15 October 1608
|Died||25 October 1647 (aged 39)|
|Awards||Enrico Fermi Award (1966)|
|Institutions||University of Pisa|
Evangelista Torricelli (15 October 1608 – 25 October 1647) was an Italian physicist and mathematician. He was a student of Galileo. He is known for his invention of the barometer. He is also known for improving the field of optics and his work on the method of indivisibles.