In May 1968, students ripped up the cobblestones along the rue Gay-Lussac
in Paris to build barricades and, in the process, exposed the sand foundation that lay under them.
It was studied further by many scientists, including Scheele, Davy, Gay-Lussac
In the 1820s Germans like Liebig and Kekule came to Paris to study with Gay-Lussac
and Berthollet, and to escape "the sterile idealism of German universities at that time" for the "practical, laboratory-centered approach" in Paris.
With admirable economy and spare prose, Bruno Gay-Lussac
recounts a chilling tale of anomie.
Nader Rifai, Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and director of Clinical Chemistry at Children's Hospital Boston, has been named the Hospital's first Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac
Chair of Laboratory Medicine.
As early as 1823, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac
(1778-1850)  had pointed out that in cyanogen chloride hydrogen was replaced by chlorine, but the significance of this was not then generally realized .
Whereas Lavoisier had burned a few inflammable substances, using mercuric oxide as the source of oxygen, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac
(1778-1850) and Louis Jacques Thenard (1777-1857) revolutionized organic analysis in 1810 by adopting an oxidizing agent, potassium chlorate.
In 1800, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac
(1778-1850) followed the chemistry course given by Berthollet at Ecole polytechnique, and attracted the attention of the latter to such an extent that he became his assistant.