Blaise Pascal was a renowned French scientist who made tremendous contributions to the field of mathematics and physics. He was mostly home-schooled by his father and published his first mathematical work at the early age of sixteen. His talent was recognized early on by his father and when he sent his essay on conics to eminent French theologist and mathematician Père Mersenne, many including Rene Descartes believed the theorem was propounded by Pascal's father. However, later the theorem was named after this mathematical genius as Pascal Theorem. Not only in the fields of probability and geometry but Pascal is also credited for inventing one of the foremost calculating device. Apparently he built the calculator to help his father in computing taxes. The probability theory put forth by Pascal laid the foundations of modern day economics. He also developed the Pascal triangle to represent binomial coefficients in a tabular form. The erudite mind was also responsible for deriving the proof of existence of vacuum.
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