Robert Boyle

by Ashlyn Groeneweg

Boyle was an assistant for Robert Hooke. He began a series of experiments on the properties of air. There is an inscription in the High Street at Oxford marking the spot where Cross Hall stood until the early 1800s. Boyle rented rooms from the wealthy apothecary who owned the Hall. His work was published in 1660 under the title New Experiments Physico-Mechanicall. An example would be change of pressure in a syringe.

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