It is no coincidence that it gave its name to a programming language: few scientific, mathematical and philosophical figures can boast its reputation.
Blaise Pascal has contributed to the future in many different disciplines. From mechanical calculators to hydraulic presses to his theories, his work is a precious legacy for future times.
Almost 200 years after him, much of the technology that he envisioned was only boasted. In just 39 years of life and in full 1600, Blaise Pascal laid the foundations for the XNUMXth century. Practically the Mozart of technology, or if you prefer Giacomo Leopardi, given the poor health.
Here are the 5 Pascals, fundamental fruits of his work:
Not everyone can boast of having impressed (at the age of 16!) One of the greatest mathematical minds to the point of arousing his envy. This is exactly what Pascal aroused in Descartes after writing a treatise on projective geometry in 1640, now well known under the name of Pascal's Theorem. The symbol publication, called “On conic sections”, contains a theorem that still 200 years later Mobius was striving to improve. Pascal's theorem still forms the basis of conic theory today.