Author:Christiaan Huygens

Christiaan Huygens

Dutch mathematician, astronomer, physicist and horologist. His work included early telescopic studies elucidating the nature of the rings of Saturn and the discovery of its moon Titan, the invention of the pendulum clock and other investigations in timekeeping, and studies of both optics and the centrifugal force.

Christiaan Huygens


  • De Saturni Luna Observatio Nova (About the New Observation of the Moon of Saturn [Discovery of Titan]). (1656)
  • Treatise On Light, 1912 external scan

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