Amedeo Avogadro: A Scientific Biography by M. Morselli

By M. Morselli

Quantum refert in quae tempora vel optimi cujusque virtus incidet. (From an architrave at the Palatine.) The background of the advance of clinical idea bargains numerous examples of unconventional, complicated and premature conjectures complicated through imprecise males. The molecular speculation set forth by way of Amedeo Avogadro in 1811 is this sort of. It used to be little spotted while proposed and it quickly fell into oblivion. even supposing a number of makes an attempt were made long ago 100 years to spot the most purposes for the overlook and the indifference which surrounded the molecular speculation, little or no attempt has been dedicated to displaying how old conditions and Avogadro's personal character hindered the popularity of the techniques he had proposed. After part a century of excessive clinical job, Avogadro kicked the bucket as little recognized in Italy as in another country. He had few shut associates and his own lifestyles appeared headquartered on his huge family members and his paintings. outdoors this constrained circle, he refrained from social engagements and highbrow contacts. this angle could have been inspired by way of the political scenario in Piedmont, his local nation, which remained primarily adversarial to highbrow task till 1840, through which time Avogadro was once sixty-four. the single respite in Piedmont had come through the short-lived Napoleonic regime; and really remarkably, the molecular speculation used to be conceived and released on the very finish of this period.

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Laurent in his Chemical Method (1854) and Gmelin in his Handbook (1852). AMEDEO AVOGADRO, HIS COUNTRY AND HIS TIMES 41 82. A reprint of the 'Saggio di teoria matematica della distribuzione dell'elettricita sulle superficie dei corpi conduttori' written in 1842, and published in Memorie di Matematica e Fisica della Societa' Italiana di Modena, 23 (1844), 156. 83. See L. P. WiI1iams, Michael Faraday (Basic Books, New York, 1965), p. 383. 84. He failed to have this work published by de La Rive in Bibliotheque Universelle de Geneve, as appears from his correspondence with the editor, kept in the library of the University of Geneva.

In the meanwhile, faculty and students at Turin were subjected to the strictest surveillance by the police, since the Court always looked with great suspicion at any movement which might have liberal implications. It is possible that through Count Balbo's support - he had been President of the Turin Academy of SCiences when Avogadro was made an ordinary member - the scientific merits of a little known professor at the College of Vercelli were finally recognized. And in 1820, Avogadro received the appointment to the newly created chair of fisica sublime.

The faculty were required to take an oath of allegiance to the French Republic. Following the Austro-Russian seizure of Piedmont in 1799, the University was closed again for almost a year, and new reforms were prepared to offset those of the Jacobins. These, however, were interrupted by the second French occupation, which came after the AMEDEO AVOGADRO, HIS COUNTRY AND HIS TIMES 25 battle of Marengo in 1800. Still another academic reorganization was then studied and eventually adopted, making the entire Piedmontese educational system conform to the one already established in France.

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