Definition of Huygens, Christiaan in English:

Huygens, Christiaan

proper noun

  • (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.


Huygens, Christiaan