Académie des Sciences

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Jean Le Rond D'Alembert (1717—1783) French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher

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Marin Mersenne (1588—1648)

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Learned body set up by Colbert in 1666 on the basis of previously existing informal meetings of scientists in circles such as those of Mersenne and the Dupuy brothers. It ...

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