Christiaan Huygens

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Noun1.Christiaan Huygens - Dutch physicist who first formulated the wave theory of light (1629-1695)
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Christiaan Huygens's Horologium Oscillatorium, detailing the invention
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A 17th century astronomer, Christiaan Huygens, provided the inspiration for the new lens technology.
Huygens, named after the Dutch polymath Christiaan Huygens who discovered Saturn's moon Titan in 1655, was a lander designed to land on Titan.
Titan was discovered in 1655 by Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens. Much of what we know about Titan is from the Cassini spacecraft that was launched by NASA in 1997 to study Saturn and its moons.
The reviewer is not entirely convinced by Dekker's argument that Huygens's diary is testimony to the emergence of the "modern awareness of time," that is, life by the clock (Christiaan Huygens was among other things a celebrated inventor of timekeeping pieces), as opposed to a traditional cyclical sense of time (2, 15-32).
It's named the Huygenian Region, after its early observer Christiaan Huygens. It contains the knot of four bright stars (and at least four lesser ones) called the Trapezium.
29) like Rene Descartes and Christiaan Huygens (who still feature, but do not dominate the narrative).
Historically, although completed in 1678, it was in 1690, that the eminent Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens finally published his Traite de la Lumiere, (Treatise on Light) as a fitting sequel to an already prodigious scientific career.
It was about four decades later when Dutch astronomer and physicist Christiaan Huygens recognised the ears as the planet's ring system.
Descartes, Christiaan Huygens, and Isaac Newton were largely responsible for the fourth transformation that used geometry to understand corpuscular motion.