Johann Georg Tralles

Mathematician and physicist

Johann Georg Tralles

Johan Tralles was a German mathematician and chemist. He participated as representative of Switzerland in the International Bureau of Weights and Measures which defined the metric system. He was responsible for the discovery of a particular type of hydrometer which determines the alcohol content of water and alcohol mixtures. In 1819 he identified a Great Comet which took his name.

SOURCE: https://www.bbaw.de/die-akademie/akademie-historische-aspekte/mitglieder-historisch/historisches-mitglied-johann-georg-tralles-2792


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