Mezzotint engraving of Joseph Black.
|Born||16 April 1728
|Died||6 December 1799
|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|
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.