Otto von Guericke

200px-Otto_von_Guericke_portraitOtto von Guericke (German; November 20, 1602 – May 11, 1686) Scientist, inventor, and politician. His major scientific achievements were the establishment of the physics of vacuums, the discovery of an experimental method for clearly demonstrating electrostatic repulsion, and his advocacy of the reality of “action at a distance” and of “absolute space”. Read more…

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