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(hoy'genz),
Christian, Dutch physicist, 1629-1695. See: Huygens ocular, Huygens principle.
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45) Christiaan Huygens, 'Treatise on Light, In which are explained the causes of that which occurs In REFLEXION, & in REFRACTION And particularly In the strange REFRACTION OF ICELAND CRYSTAL, trans Silvanus P.
142), el ontologo y filosofo de la naturaleza hizo observar, en su epistola del 26 de septiembre de 1692, dirigida a Christiaan Huygens (an Christiaan Hugens [Hannover, 16/26 de septiembre de 1692], en G.
The Huygens probe is named after Christiaan Huygens, a Dutch scientist who first discovered Titan in 1655.
Discovered by the probe's namesake, Christiaan Huygens, in 1655, Titan is the second largest moon in the solar system measuring over 3,000 miles in diameter.
The spacecraft is named for two 17th century astronomers: Giovanni Cassini of Italy and Christiaan Huygens of The Netherlands.
Desde 1655, cuando Christiaan Huygens lo descubrio, ese satelite de Saturno desperto grandes dudas y asombrosas suposiciones: "Es imposible dejar de pensar que teniendo estos inviernos tan pesados [el movimiento de traslacion de Saturno es de 30 anos, semejante al de sus lunas] su modo de vida ha de ser muy distinto del nuestro".
The famous Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei is credited with inventing the pendulum theory in 1584, but it was not until 1656 that the first pendulum clock was built by Christiaan Huygens, a Dutch scientist.
It was only 340 years ago that Dutch physicist Christiaan Huygens pioneered the use of pendulums in clocks, and knotted our duodena forever.
Huygen is a direct descendent of the famous Dutch astronomer, mathematician, physicist, and natural philosopher Christiaan Huygens (1629-95).
Some scientists of the 17th century--Galileo, Christiaan Huygens, and Robert Hooke, for example--embodied their discoveries in anagrams, while they were engaged in further verification, to keep others from claiming the credit.
In 1655, however, the Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695), with the help of a Dutch philosopher and optician, Benedict Spinoza (1632-1677), worked out a new and better method for grinding lenses.
nid:2598357]]Mechanical watches have operated on the same basic principle-with myriad tweaks, developments and flourishes, to be sure-since the 17th century, when Christiaan Huygens presented a clock with a coupled balance and hairspring.