[hahy-guhnz, hoi-; Dutch hoi-gens]
Dutch mathematician, physicist, and astronomer.
Christiaan Huygens was born on 14 April 1629 in The Hague, into a rich and
influential Dutch family, the second son of Constantijn Huygens. Christiaan was ...
Christiaan Huygens came from an important Dutch family. His father Constantin
Huygens had studied natural philosophy and was a diplomat. It was through him
May 15, 2014 ... Christiaan Huygens, also spelled Christian Huyghens (born April 14, 1629, The
Hague—died July 8, 1695, The Hague), Dutch mathematician, ...
In 1654, his attention was directed to the improvement of the telescope . From this third theory, Christian Huygens
deduced the laws of reflection and refraction, explained the phenomenon of double refraction, and gave a construction for the extraordinary ray i... More »
Jun 8, 2012 ... Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens not only proposed the earliest theory about
the nature of light, he also put optics to good use when he ...
Christiaan Huygens was a mathematician, physicist and astronomer who
formulated the wave theory of light. He also discovered the pendulum clock, ...
Christian Huygens (1629 - 1695). From `A Short Account of the History of
Mathematics' (4th edition, 1908) by W. W. Rouse Ball. Christian Huygens was
born at ...
Dutch physicist who was the leading proponent of the wave theory of light. Eric
Weisstein's World of Physics In Traité de la Luminère (1690), he developed the ...
Christiaan Huygens was a Dutch mathematician who patented the first pendulum
clock, which greatly increased the accuracy of time measurement. He laid the ...