Chris·tian [kris-chuhn; Dutch kris-tee-ahn], /ˈkrɪs tʃən; Dutch ˈkrɪs tiˌɑn/, 1629–95, Dutch mathematician, physicist, and astronomer.
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How to use Huygens in a sentence
For that matter, Huygens believed much hotter Mercury to be populated as well, and that the Mercurians would no doubt consider Earth much too cold and dark to support life.Hope for life on Venus survives for centuries against all odds | Tom Siegfried | September 25, 2020 | Science News
That mission included the Huygens lander, which delivered observations from the atmosphere and surface of Titan before going offline just 90 minutes after touchdown.The 5 best places to explore in the solar system—besides Mars | Neel Patel | August 17, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
The attention of the world thus once awakened, Huygens and Cassini applied themselves to ascertain the figure of the earth.
His father, Christiaan Huygens, was secretary to the state council, and a man of great political importance.
It is a disgrace to Dutch scholarship that no complete collection of the writings of Huygens exists.
Huygens is the grand seigneur of the republic, the type of aristocratic oligarchy, the jewel and ornament of Dutch liberty.
Constantijn Huygens is the most brilliant figure in Dutch literary history.
British Dictionary definitions for Huygens
Christiaan (ˈkristiːˌaːn). 1629–95, Dutch physicist: first formulated the wave theory of light
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Scientific definitions for Huygens
Dutch physicist and astronomer who in 1655 discovered Saturn's rings and its fourth satellite, using a telescope he constructed with his brother. In 1657 he built the first pendulum clock. Huygens also proposed that light consists of transverse waves that vibrate up and down perpendicular to the direction in which the light travels. This theory, which explained some properties of light better than Newton's theory, was made public in 1690.
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