Pascal's experiment in the Puy de Dôme to test the relation between atmospheric pressure and altitude. Oil painting by Ernest Board.
- Board, Ernest, 1877-1934.
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The experiment at high altitude was carried out by Florin Périer, Pascal's brother-in-law, on 19 September 1648, as an extension of Torricelli's experiments at low altitude in 1643. See Peter Dear, 'Miracles, experiments and the ordinary course of nature', Isis, 1990, 81: 663-683, esp. pp. 676-683