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Huygens, Christiaan

Line breaks: Chris|tiaan Huy|gens
Pronunciation: /ˈhʌɪgənz
 
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  • (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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