Robert Boyle (1627-1691) is noted for his work with gases. He conducted his studies while a student at Oxford and was one of the first to conduct experiments to prove his theories rather than reason his theories out logically. One of his earliest experiments was to produce a vacuum in a sealed container. He was then able to observe the effect of a vacuum on sound. He published the results of his work in 1600, in a book entitled, New Experiments in Physio-Mechinacall, Touching the Spring of the Air and its Effects. He is most famous for his gas law. Wait! There’s more!