Huygens

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Huy·​gens | \ ˈhī-gənz How to pronounce Huygens (audio) , ˈhȯi- \

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Christian 1629–1695 Dutch mathematician, physicist, and astronomer

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“Huygens.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Huygens. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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