## Pierre-Simon Laplace, 1749-1827: A Life in Exact SciencePrinceton University Press, 2000 M02 27 - 322 pages Pierre-Simon Laplace was among the most influential scientists in history. Often referred to as the lawgiver of French science, he is known for his technical contributions to exact science, for the philosophical point of view he developed in the presentation of his work, and for the leading part he took in forming the modern discipline of mathematical physics. His two most famous treatises were the five-volume |

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NB: Laplace is the one who turned down Marat's membership of Academy by damning his experiments on optics

mentions of marat on p67 etc

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