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Boyle's Scientific Legacy: Discoveries and Practices

Boyle's forty years of scientific experimentation produced various results. Some of these results still form the foundations of modern science, while others, although often ignored, could still contribute to current day issues. Of perhaps even greater continuing relevance are Boyle's ideas about how to do science and how the scientist should work and behave.

Lawrence M. Principe is the Drew Professor of Humanities at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of History of Science and Technology and the Department of Chemistry. He is the author of The Aspiring Adept: Robert Boyle and His Alchemical Quest (1998), The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction (2011), and The Secrets of Alchemy (2012). In 2005, he received the Francis Bacon Medal for his contributions to the history of science, and is currently completing a study of chymistry at the Académie Royale des Sciences.