Otto von Guericke
Otto von Guericke was truly a renaissance man. He, not only helped rebuild his city of Magdeburg, Germany from the devastation of the Thirty Year Wars but also served as its mayor for thirty years. It was his parallel life as a natural philosopher (scientist) and inventor that intrigues us today. Von Guericke proved that a vacuum could exist which lead the way to further research into electronics and other innovations. In this program we will explore how science was reawakened by brave men such as von Guericke. You will see some of the famous demonstrations he did for the royalty of Europe and truly appreciate the strength of air pressure.