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Huygens, Christiaan

Pronunciation: /ˈhʌɪɡənz/
(1629–95), Dutch physicist, mathematician, and astronomer. His wave theory of light enabled him to explain reflection and refraction. He also patented a pendulum clock, introduced the convergent eyepiece for telescopes, discovered a satellite of Saturn, and recognized the nature of Saturn’s rings, which had eluded Galileo.
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