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Joseph Black
Mezzotint engraving of Joseph Black.
Born16 April 1728
Bordeaux, France
Died6 December 1799
Edinburgh, Scotland
FieldsMedicine, physics, and chemistry
Alma materUniversity of Glasgow, University of Edinburgh
Known forLatent heat, specific heat, and the discovery of carbon dioxide
InfluencedJames Watt

Joseph Black (16 April 1728 - 6 December 1799) was a French-Scottish scientist, physicist, and inventor. He is known for his research on carbon dioxide, latent heat, and specific heat. He also invented the analytic scale.